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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 12. September 20, 1951

Nuremburg—sound Precedent

Nuremburg—sound Precedent

Referring to his onerous task of setting up the Court for the Nuremberg trials, Viscount Jowitt Intimated that his was the unique accomplishment of having drawn up an agreement between the Russians and the Western Allies (formulating the Constitution of the Court and the procedure to be adopted) which had been completely adhered to. He did not consider the Trials a dangerous precedent; they had been a great thing: if you had been there you would have agreed that the punishments meted out were the outcome of fair trials and were only just reward for the moat terrible crimes that had been perpetrated. Hence the notion of creating a dangerous precedent for say the Russians to follow was not worth considering; and in any case, "Would they need a precedent?" he asked.