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46 American Bar Association Journal 973 (1960)


In this issue, one of the United States Counsel at the Tokyo War Crimes Trial examines the legal and historical background of that trial which took place in Japan following World War II. Judge Robinson centers his discussion around the little-known provisions of the Convention Relative to the Opening of Hostilities, which was signed at The Hague in 1907. One of the primary purposes of that convention was to outlaw surprise attack such as that committed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. The first part of Judge Robinson's article appears in this issue; the second and concluding portion will be published next month.