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56 Pal and Judge Jaranilla (Philippines) opposed the decision of the Tribunal that evidence concerning the use of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki was inadmissible. Pal condemned their use. Referring to the charge of execution of Allied airmen by the Japanese, he asserted that the real horror of the air warfare is not the possibility of a few airmen being captured and ruthlessly killed, but the havoc which can be brought by the indiscriminate launching of bombs and projectiles. 57 Justice Röling held that aggressive war was not a crime under international law at the beginning of the Second World War.
The crimes within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal were the same as those of the Nuremberg Charter: crimes against peace, conventional war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the participation in a common plan or conspiracy to commit the first and third category The Pioneers 39 of crimes. Twenty- eight defendants of ‘class A’ were selected from a list of 80 high-level officials alleged to have planned and directed the war. They were charged with ‘offences which included crimes against peace’.
Japan’s Emperor, Hirohito, was granted immunity by the United States, overruling the demands of Australia, the USSR, China and New Zealand that he should be indicted. 51 The indictment was issued on 29 April 1946, in the name of the Chief Prosecutor and his ten assistants. Its central theme was that, since 1928, Japan’s foreign and domestic policies had been dominated by a ‘criminal militaristic clique’. There were 55 specific counts to the indictment: 36 representing crimes against peace, 16 represented murder (‘being at the same time Crimes against Peace, Conventional War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity’) and three represented conventional war crimes and crimes against humanity.