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THE WAR GUILTY.

FINDINGS OF COMMISSION

LONDON, April 28.

The Crimes Commission's report on the responsibility of the authors of tho war shows that tho American and Japanese delegates dissented from the views of other delegates. _ The Americans disapproved of the trial of the exKaiser by an international tribunal on moral ciuirge*: They disagreed with the whole of the methods by which the Commission proposed to punish those iruilty of plotting war. They also protested against the Commission including in the scope of its inquiry breaches of the laws of humanity.

The majority report recommends the trial of all responsible for breaches of the customs of war and the laws of humanity, but affirms that those whose acts caused tho war and breaches of neutrality, notably the ex-Kaiser, should not bo tried, but .should be lormallv condemned by the Conference. it is pointed out that the sole duty of the Conference is to find a true bill. Unanimity is not essential-to tho subsequent proceedings. The report recommends two kinds of procedure—^-one enabling any belligerents to try in her own courts any accused persons in her custoav. This would enable an English rourt to tty. submarine commanders.

The other procedure applies to highly placed personages, and proposes the establishment of an international court.

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THE WAR GUILTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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THE WAR GUILTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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