Journal Article

Röling in Tokyo

Robert Cryer

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 8, issue 4, pages 1109-1126
Published in print September 2010 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online September 2010 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqq053
Röling in Tokyo

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This article discusses the dissenting opinion appended by the eminent Dutch judge to the Judgment of the Tokyo Tribunal. The author argues that the Opinion clearly shows one of the characteristics for which Röling was justly known, fairness. In spite of pressure from his own government during the trial, Röling steadfastly pursued his own vision. A similar sense of fair-mindedness characterized his views after the trial. Although he acknowledged its flaws, Röling remained a defender of the trial, and indeed was a consistent advocate of the principles it set out, and their application to all parties in conflict.

Journal Article.  8576 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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