Emory International Law Review

Volume 27Issue 2
Symposium: Moving Forward: The Future of the ICC in Light of Recent Developments

Transitional Justice for Tojo's Japan: The United States Role in the Establishment of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and other Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Japan after World War II

Zachary D. Kaufman | 27 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 755 (2013)

Although the creation of the first international war crimes tribunal—the International Military Tribunal (IMT), also known as the Nuremberg Tribunal—has been the focus of significant scholarly attention, much less academic analysis has concentrated on the establishment of the second such body—the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), also known as the Tokyo Tribunal.

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Complementarity And Post-Coloniality

Nirej Sekhon | 27 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 799 (2013)

The International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction is complementary to that of national criminal jurisdictions. While most agree that complementarity is a cornerstone principle, debate continues as to what precisely it should mean for the ICC’s relationship to national criminal justice actors. “Positive complementarity,” a view many commentators hold, suggests that the ICC should use its power to educate, persuade, and prod states parties to undertake international criminal law investigations. For positive complementarity's more optimistic proponents, the future holds promise for a coordinated system of global justice in which the ICC plays a secondary role to national courts in vindicating international criminal law violations.

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