Glimpses of Women at the Tokyo Tribunal

17 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019

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Diane Marie Amann

University of Georgia School of Law; University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center

Date Written: January 2, 2019

Abstract

Compared to its Nuremberg counterpart, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East has scarcely been visible in the seven decades since both tribunals’ inception. Recently the situation has changed, as publications of IMTFE documents have occurred alongside divers legal and historical writings, as well as two films and a miniseries. These new accounts give new visibility to the Tokyo Trial – or at least to the roles that men played at those trials. This essay identifies several of the women at Tokyo and explores roles they played there, with emphasis on lawyers and analysts for the prosecution and the defense. As was the case with my 2010 essay, “Portraits of Women at Nuremberg,” the discussion is preliminary, offering glimpses of the Tokyo women in an effort to encourage further research.

Keywords: International Military Tribunal for the Far East, World War II, Tokyo Tribunal, Nazis, war criminals, women, Virginia Bowman, Lucille Brunner, Eleanor Jackson, Helen Grigware Lambert, Grace Kanode Llewellyn, Bettie Renner, Coomee Strooker-Dantra, Elaine B. Fischel

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Amann, Diane Marie, Glimpses of Women at the Tokyo Tribunal (January 2, 2019). University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper 2019-02; Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2019-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3309257 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3309257

Diane Marie Amann (Contact Author)

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center

100 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602-6018
United States

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