Rule of Law in a Brave New Empire: Legal Rhetoric and Practice in Manchukuo

@article{DuBois2008RuleOL,
  title={Rule of Law in a Brave New Empire: Legal Rhetoric and Practice in Manchukuo},
  author={Thomas David DuBois},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={285 - 318}
}
  • T. DuBois
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Law
  • Law and History Review
An inquiry into law in Manchukuo might seem, at first glance, to be something of an oxymoronic task. The state itself was created in clear contravention to international law, and when the investigation of the Lytton Commission stated as much in 1933, Japan walked out of the League of Nations, the closest the world had to an international arbitrational body at the time. Within Japan itself, the creation of Manchukuo could be considered the point of no return in the march toward wartime… 

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