Portraits and Stories of Justice and Resilience in the Singapore War Crimes Trials
After WWII, the British conducted a series of war crimes trials in Singapore against Japanese military personnel for wartime atrocities committed throughout the region. Who were those who participated in these trials? Who were the witnesses, accused, judges, and lawyers? What ‘justice’ did the witnesses and survivors in these trials seek? How do these stories shed light on present-day humanitarian issues and international justice? How do these stories continue to have relevance to ordinary members of the public, in particular youths in Singapore?
This panel discussion launches the Portraits Phase of the Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal and introduces the audience to the fascinating stories and background of those involved in the Singapore War Crimes Trials. It continues the conversation on the impact of the Japanese Occupation that was started last year.