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Item title: Observation of war crimes trials
Title (romaji): Senpan saiban ni kansuru kansatsu
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/183)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/183
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/183
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages, carbon copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/4/1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
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Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item is a handwritten copy of a newspaper article on war crimes trials held in Nuremberg. The original article was published in the Mainichi Shinbun on 15 April 1946. Matters discussed include the significance of the Nuremberg trials, theoretical questions about legal bases for some of the trials and subsequent convictions, where the real responsibility of the war lies, dominance of legal positions by the allied powers, etc. WAKAYAMA, correspondent for the Mainichi Shinbun, writes that diminishing interest in the Nuremberg trials should be a concern, considering that the ultimate goal of war crimes trials is to achieve the consensus that war is a crime. He also points out that the 1907 Hague Conventions, the 1929 Geneva Conventions and the 1928 Kellogg Pact fail to provide sufficient legal bases for convicting instigators of war, although he agrees that they should be severely punished for having instigated a war of aggression.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Observation of war crimes trials
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
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Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
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