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Establishment of Court Empowered to Try War Crimes Against Jews Urged in London

Establishment of a special international court to try war criminals, including persons charged with crimes against Jews, was suggested here today by the London International Assembly, which is composed of prominent British statesmen and leaders of the United Nations including Viscount Cecil, chairman, and Jan Masaryk, vice-chairman.

The group urged that war crimes which come under the jurisdiction of the courts of the individual United Nations be tried there, but, it pointed out, that certain crimes, such as Germany’s persecution of the Jews, should be tried by international courts before whom the heads of states responsible for the crimes could be hailed.