Foreign News: The Devlin Report

It is one of the strengths of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence that a government-appointed commission can frequently put the government itself in the dock and block its course. Last week a four-man British commission, headed by respected High Court Justice Sir Patrick Devlin, brought in a report on its six-week investigation of the nationalist uprisings last March in Nyasaland, the African territory run by London's Colonial Office. The report flatly called Nyasaland a "police state," and its findings may jeopardize the merger of black Nyasaland with the black and white Rhodesias into a Central African...

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