Foreign News: War Criminals

Sir Cecil Hurst, chairman of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, wrote three letters to the British Foreign Office.

The first, written last May, asked for an extension of the commission's powers to try Nazis for crimes against their own nationals, e.g., Jews. The answer, which arrived four months later, said: no. Sir Cecil's second letter, written last October, asked for international courts to try arch war criminals like Hitler, Himmler, Mussolini. The answer, which arrived three months later, said: no. A fortnight ago Sir Cecil wrote a third letter: his resignation. This week he was succeeded by Lord Justice Finlay, eminent...

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