Buchpräsentation und Diskussion: "Justice in Time of Turmoil"

Morotai Island, Halmahera Islands, Netherlands East Indies 1945. War criminal trial of Lieutenant Asoaka, Private Susuika and Private Oichi.. © Australian War Memorial (OG3677)

Morotai Island, Halmahera Islands, Netherlands East Indies 1945. War criminal trial of Lieutenant Asoaka, Private Susuika and Private Oichi.
© Australian War Memorial (OG3677)

Buchpräsentation und Diskussion: "Justice in Time of Turmoil"

Mittwoch, 6. November 2019, 18.30 Uhr, FB Zeitgeschichte

Am 6. November 2019, 18:30 Uhr, findet an der Fachbereichsbibliothek Zeitgeschichte die Präsentation des Buches War Crime Trials in the Wake of Decolonization and Cold War in Asia, 1945–1956: Justice in Time of Turmoil, herausgegeben von Kerstin von Lingen statt.


Programm

Begrüßung

Markus Stumpf | Leiter der Fachbereichsbibliothek Zeitgeschichte, Universitätsbibliothek Wien


Zum Buch

Kerstin von Lingen | Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien


Justice in Time of Turmoil

Kerstin von Lingen im Gespräch mit Miloš Vec | Institut für Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte, Universität Wien


Snacks und Getränke

Zum Buch

Kerstin von Lingen (Hrsg.), War crimes trials in the wake of decolonization and Cold War in Asia, 1945–1956 : justice in time of turmoil (Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

This book investigates the political context and intentions behind the trialling of Japanese war criminals in the wake of World War Two. After the Second World War in Asia, the victorious Allies placed around 5,700 Japanese on trial for war crimes. Ostensibly crafted to bring perpetrators to justice, the trials intersected in complex ways with the great issues of the day. They were meant to finish off the business of World War Two and to consolidate United States hegemony over Japan in the Pacific, but they lost impetus as Japan morphed into an ally of the West in the Cold War. Embattled colonial powers used the trials to bolster their authority against nationalist revolutionaries, but they found the principles of international humanitarian law were sharply at odds with the inequalities embodied in colonialism. Within nationalist movements, local enmities often overshadowed the reckoning with Japan. And hovering over the trials was the critical question: just what was justice for the Japanese in a world where all sides had committed atrocities?


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