Former war crimes investigations headquarters. Present-day Goodwood Park Hotel, 2016. This image has been edited from an original coloured image.
Original image courtesy of Goodwood Park Hotel.
SINGAPOREWAR CRIMES TRIALS
Former trial venue. Present-day National Gallery Singapore, 2016. This image has been edited from an original coloured image.
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Original image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore.
WAR CRIMES TRIALS
Former trial venue. Present-day performing arts venue, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, 2016. This image has been edited from an original coloured image.
Original image courtesy of Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall.
After the Second World War, 131 war crimes trials were held in Singapore to address atrocities committed during the war. The Singapore War Crimes Trials Web Portal (the SGWCT Web Portal) aims to provide the public with one-stop access to the Singapore Trials and to serve as a platform for discussions on accountability, justice, and the rule of law.
It features comprehensive case summaries of these war crimes trials and links to relevant archival materials hosted by other websites. In doing so, the SGWCT Web Portal aims to inspire public interest in a crucial but under-explored aspect of Singapore’s legal heritage. The Portal also aims to be a jumping off point for those seeking to learn more about the Singapore War Crimes Trials. The co-founders of the SGWCT Web Portal are Dr Cheah Wui Ling and Ms Ng Pei Yi. The Portal is kindly supported by funding from Singapore's National Heritage Board and the Singapore Academy of Law.
This section contains information about the accused, judges, and lawyers involved in the Singapore War Crimes Trials, such as their ranks, their institutional affiliation, and the role they played in these trials.
Case summaries of the Singapore War Crimes Trials contain information about the crime committed, dates of trial, trial personnel involved, and other interesting facts.
The Singapore Trials dealt with war crimes committed during the Second World War in different locations across Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These crimes were committed by accused holding diverse ranks and positions. Many trials address war crimes that are well-known today, such as the Sook Ching massacre and deaths along the Burma-Siam Railway.
PRISON AND CAMP CASES
A substantial number of trials addressed the abuse and neglect of POWs and civilian detainees in prisons and camps, such...