My reason for including this feature is to enhance the reference material
available to students looking into the historical and comparative analysis
of war crimes trials involving command responsibility in order to
determine the standards of conduct required of a military commander.
This 15-volume series was selected and prepared by the United Nations War
Crimes Commission and published by His Majesty's Stationery Office in
The series summarizes the course of the more important
proceedings taken against individuals accused of war crimes during World
War II, excluding the major war criminals tried by the Nuremberg and Tokyo
International Military Tribunals. These representative trials of war
criminals were selected for this series based on the major points of
municipal and international law that were raised and settled during the
trials as well as the potential for the greatest legal interest.
example, Volume 4 includes the trial of General
Each volume begins with a unique introduction by
the Right Honorable Lord Wright of Durley, Chairman of the United Nations
War Crimes Commission. Original volumes of this series may be found in the
collections of The
Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library, U.S. Army,
Charlottesville, Virginia and
the Library of Congress (Library of Congress Call Number JX6731.W3
U6; OCLC Number 122275472). For related materials also available on
this Web site, see The
Case of General Yamashita: A Memorandum .