Accession Number:

ADA429115

Title:

Somewhere in the Middle: The Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials as a Model for Postwar Trials in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Research into methods for defeat of an ideology suggest that three areas must be considered when attacking an ideology -- legitimacy, reeducation, and economy. But the deeper problem of fear must be addressed before they can be addressed. Reduction of fear in a nation requires a return of the rule of law, the defining event of which is the creation and implementation of a judicial system to try war criminals. Do postwar Germany and Japan provide lessons in the creation and implementation of a judicial system to try war criminals of the former Iraqi regime This study concludes that post World War II trials provide a valid historical reference for the creation of a court for war criminals in Iraq. Differences in the creation and conduct of the two trials give insight into lessons that must be inculcated into a modern trial. Additionally, they have become instilled in the judiciary of the United Nations with the Nuremberg trials becoming the model upon which international law was codified.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE