Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

by Fred L. Borch


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ISBN-13: 9780198777168
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Fred L. Borch, Regimental Historian & Archivist, The Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army,

Fred L. Borch is the Regimental Historian and Archivist for the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served 25 years as an Army lawyer before retiring from active duty and assuming his current position as a military legal historian. Having served as the first Chief Prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions (from 2003-2004), he has special interest in the history of war crimes. Mr. Borch is the author of a number of books and hundreds of articles on legal and non-legal topics, including "Judge Advocates in Combat: Army Lawyers in Military Operations from Vietnam to Haiti" and "For Military Merit: Recipients of the Purple Heart."

Table of Contents

I. Setting the Stage
II. "Asia for Asians," Bushido, and the Nature of Japanese War Crimes in the East Indies
III. Prosecuting the Japanese: The Role of International and Domestic Law in the Establishment of War Crimes Tribunals in the East Indies
IV. Preparing for Trial: Gathering Evidence and Selecting Cases for Prosecution
V. Trials of Prisoner of War and Internee Camp Personnel, and Trials for the Mistreatment of Prisoners of War
VI. Trials for Mass Murder and Unlawful Executions
VII. Trials for Enforced Prostitution
VIII. 'Collective Responsibility:' Prosecuting the Kempeitai, Tokkeitai, and 25th Army
IX. Trials for Violations of the Terms of the Armistice
X. 'Command Responsibility': Prosecutor v. Shoji, Prosecutor v. Maruyama, and Prosecutor v. Imamura & Okazaki
XI. An Unfortunate Sideshow: The Prosecution of Collaborators
XII. Aftermath: Impact of the Trials on the Netherlands and the Netherlands East Indies

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