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Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949
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Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Fred L. Borch

Abstract

From 1946 to 1949, the Dutch prosecuted more than 1,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians for war crimes committed during the occupation of the Netherlands East Indies during World War II. They also prosecuted a small number of Dutch citizens for collaborating with their Japanese occupiers. The war crimes committed by the Japanese against military personnel and civilians in the East Indies included mass murder, murder, torture, mistreatment of prisoners of war and civilian internees, and forced prostitution. Beginning in 1946, the Dutch convened military tribunals in various locations in the Eas ... More

Keywords: war crimes, military tribunals, systematic terrorism, sexual violence, torture, mistreatment of prisoners of war, Netherlands East Indies, Japanese atrocities, law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777168
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777168.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred L. Borch, author
Regimental Historian & Archivist, The Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army