Netherlands Supports Opening of UN War Crimes Archives, Spokesman Says
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Netherlands Supports Opening of UN War Crimes Archives, Spokesman Says

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A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said Friday that The Netherlands supports the opening of the United Nations archives on war criminals to all member states of the UN and to private individuals and institutions engaged in serious research.

The archives were compiled between 1943-47 by the now defunct United Nations War Crimes Commission, Israel’s request for access was denied last week by UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar on grounds that all but one of the Commission’s 17 member states wanted them closed. The only dissenting country was Australia.

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