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> R. John Pritchard, born and raised in Southern California after the Second World War, graduated from the University of California at Riverside and obtained his MA and Ph.D. in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied diplomatic and military history, and specialized in the theory and practice of 'appeasement'.
Later, after founding two commercial enterprises, he
took a law degree at the University of Kent at Canterbury
and the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law
in London.Between 1973 and 1987, he
compiled and published an annotated, unabridged edition of the Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and a companion Index and Guide series.A new 124-volume edition, reformatted, updated and extended with additional materials, was launched in 1998 as The Tokyo Major War Crimes Trial: The Records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East with an Authoritative Commentary and Comprehensive Guide.Interest in international humanitarian law and the misconduct of war led him to study thousands of other Cretan, German, Italian and Japanese war crimes trials.John Pritchard
has written or contributed to scores of other published books, including Far Eastern Influences upon British Strategy towards the Great Powers, and has lectured on war studies, modern history and international law in British and American universities.In 1996 he became the founding director of the Robert M.W. Kempner Collegium, a trust established in upstate New York, devoted to expert conferences and the publication of hundreds of volumes on the history and jurisprudence of international criminal law, international human rights and related subjects.