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Published: 26 September 2013

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199643288

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Chapter 1

Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials

Edited by Suzannah Linton

  • Provides a detailed analysis of the under-explored British military trials that took place in Hong Kong in 1946-48, in which 123 defendants were tried for war crimes
  • Offers a comprehensive assessment of the trials, highlighting how they contributed to the development of notions of joint criminal enterprise and the defence of superior orders
  • Demonstrates the importance of these trials in their historical context
  • Includes contributions from leading authors in the field of international criminal law
  • Contains an interview with Major Murray Ormsby, former prosecutor and judge at the Hong Kong war crimes trials