Grace Kanode Llewellyn: Local Portia at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal

The George Washington University Law School International and Comparative Law Perspectives, p. 7, 2013

3 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2014

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Shana Tabak

Georgia State University - College of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Believed to be the first woman ever to figure in the proceedings of an international military tribunal, Grace Kanode Llewellyn served as a Assistant Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo (IMFTE) in 1945-46. This short historical piece explores what is known of Kanode's professional life and her contributions to the then-nascent field of international criminal law.

Keywords: international criminal law, women's legal history, international military tribunals,

Suggested Citation

Tabak, Shana, Grace Kanode Llewellyn: Local Portia at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (2013). The George Washington University Law School International and Comparative Law Perspectives, p. 7, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2475116

Shana Tabak (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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