Exhibits, transcripts and summaries of proceedings, summations of
counsel, judgments of the tribunal, and indexes, relating to the trials of
Japanese officials accused of World War II war crimes.
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) was established by a special proclamation of General Douglas
MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) on January 19, 1946. MacArthur thus implemented the Potsdam Declaration
of China, the United States, and the United Kingdom (July 26, 1945), as accepted by the Japanese signatories of the Instrument
of Surrender on September 2, 1945, that war criminals would be brought to justice. SCAP had been given the authority to issue
all orders implementing the Japanese surrender terms by a declaration of the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, the
United States, and the USSR, issued from Moscow on December 27, 1945.
81 linear feet, 1 envelope
(81.1 linear feet)
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