IMTFEInternational Military Tribunal of the Far East
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While there are a number critical legal issues related to the IMTFE, such as due process, precedents and rules of evidence, it is the Allies' motivation that demolishes any sense that the trial was an exercise in justice and fairness.
1981) [hereinafter IMTFE Judgment]; and Judgment, in 14 TRIALS Of WAR
Class A war criminals were tried by the IMTFE, held from May 1946 to November 1948.
(41) The record of national prosecutions in the half-century following the IMT and IMTFE, however, is so scant that it can hardly be considered as evidence of consistent state practice.
Subsequently, in 1963-65, I used the UK set of IMTFE documents while a post-graduate scholar at Oxford University, where my thesis on the establishment of Japanese puppet governments in China (1935-40) was supervised by the late Professor Richard Storry.
The penalty provisions of the IMT, IMTFE, ICTY, and ICTR attracted criticism in legal commentaries for not meeting the requirements of nulla poena sine lege.
(30) Following WW II, the Allies established the International Military Tribunal (IMT) sitting in Nuremburg (1945), and the IMT for the Far East (IMTFE) sitting in Tokyo (1946).
The drafting of the ICC Statute involved analyzing crimes against humanity in the IMT Charter, CC10, the IMTFE Charter, the 1954 and 1996 Draft Codes, and the ICTY and ICTR Statutes (all of which differed) and "picking and choosing parts that delegates preferred to keep or discard, and also adding heretofore un-enumerated components to the definition." Kelly D.
Why did the authors not also explore the International Military Tribunal (IMT, also known as the Nuremberg Tribunal), the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE, also known as the Tokyo Tribunal), and other ad hoc tribunals in greater detail?
establishment of the IMT (383) and the IMTFE (384) and the institution
(16) The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) was set up after World War II by the Allies to prosecute Japan's war criminals; however, the issue of military comfort women was not addressed at the time.
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) in Tokyo was established by a Special Proclamation of General Douglas MacArthur as the Supreme Commander in the Far East for the Allied Powers.