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Archive sheds historic light on UN war crimes files

Unlocked digital archives from the UN War Crimes Commission has shed light on the early handling of war crimes by Allied powers for the first time in more than 70 years.

War crimes files dating from 1943 to 1949 and some of the earliest evidence gathered for the indictment of Adolf Hitler have, for the first time, been unsealed for public viewing.

The extensive archive contains lists of alleged Nazi war criminals, files of charges brought against them, minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence and trial transcripts.

Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, Dr Melanie O’Brien from the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law said that the archives contain concrete evidence for war crimes committed during World War II which exist nowhere else.

Read the full article by Melissa Coade at Lawyers Weekly.