By Madoka Futamura
Advocates of the ‘Nuremberg legacy’ emphasize the confident effect of the individualization of accountability and the institution of an old checklist via judicial tactics for ‘war crimes’. This legacy has been stated within the context of the institution and operation of the UN advert hoc foreign legal Tribunals within the Nineties, in addition to for the foreign felony courtroom.
The challenge with this legacy, in spite of the fact that, is that it truly is dependent completely at the adventure of West Germany. in addition, the impact of the method on post-conflict society has no longer been empirically tested. This publication does this by means of reading the Tokyo Trial, the opposite foreign army Tribunal confirmed after the second one international warfare, and its impression on post-war Japan. Madoka Futamura examines the fast- and long term effect of the foreign army Tribunal for the a ways East (the Tokyo Trial), on post-war Japan, so one can enhance the knowledge of and approach for ongoing foreign conflict crimes tribunals.
War Crimes Tribunals and Transitional Justice could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of battle crimes, foreign legislations, transitional justice and diplomacy in general.
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34 What is more significant was the lack of will to resort to the Nuremberg precedent. The international community as a whole was reluctant to prosecute and punish individuals for war crimes or crimes against humanity because of the concern that such conduct would infringe states’ interests. 35 However, it is important to differentiate between two levels of responsibility emerging from this: individual criminal responsibility for the crime one has committed, and state responsibility to prosecute and punish those individuals.
In other words, the quality of peace ICTs and international peace and security 23 that follows the war comes to matter. To ensure this quality, legacies of largescale violence need to be addressed and the voice for ‘justice’, demanding remedies for gross violation of human rights, needs to be heard. ‘[P]eace without justice is an illusion’, Richard Goldstone maintained: Downloaded by [INFLIBNET Centre] at 08:52 29 August 2012 If you have peace without justice in countries where millions of people have suffered, where hundreds of thousands of people have been murdered and tens of thousands of women have been raped, do you really expect that by brushing the atrocities committed under the carpet and allowing collective guilt to take hold one will achieve lasting peace?
David Scheffer, the first US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, says the response of the international community towards atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia was reminiscent of the Allies’ response to Nazi atrocities during the Second World War: ‘Government officials and scholars have debated theories of law and prosecution just as their Downloaded by [INFLIBNET Centre] at 08:52 29 August 2012 ICTs and international peace and security 27 predecessors did in the 1940s. 59 This can be observed from the initiative of the United States, which had made great efforts 50 years earlier to establish the IMTs, to create an international tribunal for the situation in the former Yugoslavia.