IMTFE (Tokyo)

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) in Tokyo, operated from the 3 May 1946 to the 12 November 1948. Its purpose was to try Japanese Class A war criminals. THE CHARTER OF THE IMTFE THE FINDINGS OF THE IMTFE THE SENTENCES OF THE IMTFE THE PROSECUTORSThe prosecution team was made up of… Continue reading IMTFE (Tokyo)

IMTFE Sentences

All the defendants on trial at the International Military Tribunal (IMTFE) for the Far East were found guilty of the charges that they were tried for. DEATH BY HANGING Doihara, General Kenji (1883-1948):Commander, Kwantung Army, 1938-40; Supreme War Council, 1940-43; army commander in Singapore, 1944-45. Deeply involved in the army’s drug trafficking in Manchuria. Later… Continue reading IMTFE Sentences

IMTFE Findings

The tribunal reviewed each of the counts in the charge to see if it was appropriate, not repeating other counts and to see if they could be tried by the Tribunal according to its charter. The conclusion, explained in this document, formed the basis of counts that would be considered by the Tribunal. THE FINDINGS… Continue reading IMTFE Findings

IMTFE Charter

In a similar fashion to the International Military Tribunal (IMT), the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) had its own charter than governed its function. THE IMTFE CHARTER CONSTITUTION OF TRIBUNAL ARTICLE ONETribunal Established. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East is hereby established for the just and prompt trial and punishment… Continue reading IMTFE Charter

IMT (Nuremberg)

Towards the end of World War Two, the British, American, Soviet and French Governments met at London. This conference produced the London Agreement on 8 August 1945. The UK, USA, USSR and France signed this agreement, which was supplemented by Law No. 10 issued by the Allied Control Council in Germany. These instruments were responsible… Continue reading IMT (Nuremberg)

IMT Charter

The charter of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) provided, with various pieces of existing international laws, the basis for the establishment and rules of operation for the IMT. THE CHARTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL I Constitution of the International Military Tribunal ARTICLE ONEIn pursuance of the Agreement signed on 8 August 1945 by the… Continue reading IMT Charter

Royal Warrant

This page contains the text of the Royal Warrant which governed the war crimes trials held by the UK after World War Two. Text of the Royal WarrantTHE WAR OFFICE,18th June, 1945.ROYAL WARRANT0160/2498A. O. 81/1945 Regulations for the Trial of War CriminalsGEORGE R. I. WHEREAS WE deem it expedient to make provision for the trial… Continue reading Royal Warrant

London Agreement

The London Agreement, dated 8 August 1945, was a document signed by the four major European powers (France, UK, US and USSR) which laid out an agreement for the prosecution of war criminals by those four countries. This agreement was one of the foundations for the International Military Tribunal (IMT) which took place at Nuremburg.… Continue reading London Agreement

ACCL Number 10

Allied Control Council Law Number 10 established a common framework within which each of the four main powers (the USA, USSR, UK and France) would conduct their individual war crimes trials. The Allied Control Council was the four-power body which governed Germany until its separation into the two states of West Germany (comprised of the… Continue reading ACCL Number 10

Bergen-Belsen Trial

When Belsen was liberated in April 1945, the impact in the UK was huge. While there had been information about concentration camps for some years, the impact on the British troops who had fought their way into Northern Germany through France, Belgium and the Netherlands, is hard to express in words. The scenes that the… Continue reading Bergen-Belsen Trial