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Casual slaughters and accidental judgments : Canadian war crimes prosecutions, 1944-1948

Author: Patrick Brode; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History,
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] ; Buffalo [New York] : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [1997] 2015.
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War crimes prosecutions create unique difficulties as civilian standards of law are applied to the extraordinary circumstances of war. Governments are often surprisingly hesitant to pursue war criminals. Patrick Brode has produced a fascinating study of such issues in Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments, a history of Canada's prosecution of war crimes committed during the Second World War. Brode illustrates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Kurt Meyer; Kurt Meyer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Brode; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History,
ISBN: 9781442632509 144263250X
OCLC Number: 918589172
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Rumours of murder --
Murder Division --
Indifference to the war crimes business' --
Questions of partiality --
Brigadefuhrer on trial --
But for the grace of God --
Shot like wild animals --
Opladen : the forgotten case --
Hong Kong : the law of the Imperial Japanese Army --
The Japanese trials : camp guards and the architects of war --
'Siegergericht' --
Canadian war crimes and the consequences --
Appendix. Charge sheet of Kurt Meyer.
Other Titles: Canadian war crimes prosecutions, 1944-1948
Responsibility: Patrick Brode.
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Abstract:

War crimes prosecutions create unique difficulties as civilian standards of law are applied to the extraordinary circumstances of war. Governments are often surprisingly hesitant to pursue war criminals. Patrick Brode has produced a fascinating study of such issues in Casual Slaughters and Accidental Judgments, a history of Canada's prosecution of war crimes committed during the Second World War. Brode illustrates the difficulties of applying law to a recently defeated enemy when the emotions and politics of war distort any sense of impartial justice. The trials also reveal much about the legal and diplomatic views that prevailed at the end of the war and demonstrate Canada's willingness to overcome its colonial past to defend its own interests on the international stage.

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