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Canada to Seek Evidence Abroad Against Suspected War Criminals

Canada has begun negotiations with the Soviet Union and the governments of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, West Germany and Israel to allow Canadian legal teams to search for evidence in the cases of 20 definite war crimes suspects and 200 probable suspects residing in Canada.

Justice Minister Ray Hnatyshyn announced the development Tuesday night in an address to an international human rights conference that opened at McGill University Law School here Tuesday.

Participating in the conference, whose theme is “Nuremberg 40 Years Later: The Struggle Against Injustice in Our Time,” are prominent jurists, government ministers, legislators and human rights activists from Canada, the United States and other countries. Its purpose is to impress on the world the need to implement international legislation on war crimes and to safeguard freedom of expression and the defense of human rights.

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