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War crimes books

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Recently Published

Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949 by Fred L., III (Regimental Historian & Archivist, The Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army) Borch Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949
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This book provides the first English language examination and analysis of the records of the Dutch war crimes tribunals from 1946-1949, which prosecuted more than 1000 Japanese soldiers and civilians for war crimes committed during the occupation of the Netherlands...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals - From Foe to Friend by Dean Aszkielowicz The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals - From Foe to Friend

Previous scholarship on trials of war criminals focused on the legal proceedings with only tacit acknowledgment of the political and social context. Dean Aszkielowicz argues in The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend that the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Rebel Law Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict by Frank Ledwidge Rebel Law Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

Considers the weapon of law in conflict regions
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2017

The Icon Hunter A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage by Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi The Icon Hunter A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage


Format: Hardback - Released: 11/04/2017

The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities Understanding Risk and Resilience by Stephen McLoughlin The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities Understanding Risk and Resilience

This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence. Structural prevention is commonly framed as the identifying and ameliorating of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Buried in the Heart Women, Complex Victimhood and the War in Northern Uganda by Erin (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) Baines Buried in the Heart Women, Complex Victimhood and the War in Northern Uganda
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The book explores the concept of complex victimhood through stories of women who were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2016

In Pursuit The Men and Women Who Hunted the Nazis by Andrew Nagorski In Pursuit The Men and Women Who Hunted the Nazis

More than seven decades after the end of the WWII, the era of the Nazi Hunters is drawing to a close as they and the hunted die. This is their story.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2016

Prosecuting Slobodan Milosevic The Unfinished Trial by Nevenka (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Tromp Prosecuting Slobodan Milosevic The Unfinished Trial
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This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the trial of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). With the premature death of Milosevic in March 2006 his trial was left unfinished. Although...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2016

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Casualty of War A Childhood Remembered by Luisa Lang Owen, Charles M. Barber Casualty of War A Childhood Remembered
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Nine years old when she entered a German concentration camp in 1945, Luisa Lang Owen barely survived the persecution of her people, eventually finding herself in America, where she made a new life for herself. This memoir is a personal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018

The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia by Mei Ju-ao The Tokyo Trial and War Crimes in Asia

This book examines the process and the impact of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, otherwise known as the Tokyo Trial, which was convened in 1946 to try political military leaders accused of involvement in war crimes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/02/2018

The Politics of Repressed Guilt The Tragedy of Austrian Silence by Claudia Leeb The Politics of Repressed Guilt The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno, Claudia Leeb discusses guilt and democracy in the case of Austrian Nazi perpetrators and recent public controversies surrounding Austria's involvement in the Nazi atrocities. She shows us that only...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Unit 731 Laboratory of the Devil, Auschwitz of the East (Japanese Biological Warfare in China 1933-45) by Yan-jun Yang Unit 731 Laboratory of the Devil, Auschwitz of the East (Japanese Biological Warfare in China 1933-45)

This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of WW2. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

Other books in this genre

American Nuremberg The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes by Rebecca Gordon American Nuremberg The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes

No subject is more hotly debated than the extreme measures that our government has taken after 9/11 in the name of national security. Torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, secret detention centers (or black sites ), massive surveillance of citizens. But...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2016

The Butcher's Trail How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt by Julian Broger The Butcher's Trail How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2016

Factories of Death Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45 and the American Cover-Up by Sheldon H. Harris Factories of Death Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45 and the American Cover-Up

Factories of Death details the activities of the Japanese army scientists that conducted numerous horrifying experiments upon live human beings. It investigates who from the upper echelons of the Japanese military and political establishments knew of the experiments, also the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2015

Night in Gaza by Mads Gilbert Night in Gaza

In the summer of 2014, Gaza was attacked by Israel for the fourth time since 2006. This attack lasted fifty-one days. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor, had worked at al-Shifa Hospital during each previous conflict, and in July 2014 he...
Format: eBook - Released: 23/07/2015

The Landscape of Silence Sexual Violence Against Men in War by Amalendu Misra The Landscape of Silence Sexual Violence Against Men in War

Examines why sexual violence against men, both soldiers and civilians, remains so pervasive in conflict.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2015

Responding to Modern Genocide At the Confluence of Law and Politics by Mark D. (City University of Hong Kong) Kielsgard Responding to Modern Genocide At the Confluence of Law and Politics

Developments in the understanding and treatment of genocide through the twentieth century have involved a combination of politics, public opinion, social trends, and economic development, and led to the substantive law of genocide and the assumption of international jurisdiction. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2015

Emerging Memory Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance by Paul de Bijl Emerging Memory Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance

This incisive volume brings together postcolonial studies, visual culture and cultural memory studies to explain how the Netherlands continues to rediscover its history of violence in colonial Indonesia.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2014

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