prosecutor and judge. It used to be until now the
common legal conception that this should not be so; just as the
United States of America, as the champion for the institution of
international arbitration and jurisdiction, always demanded that
neutrals, or neutrals and representatives of all parties, should be
called to the Bench. This principle has been realized in an exemplary
manner in the case of the Permanent Court of International Justice at
In view of the variety and difficulty of these questions of law the Defense hereby pray:
That the Tribunal direct that an opinion be submitted by internationally recognized authorities on international law on the legal elements of this Trial under the Charter of the Tribunal.
On behalf of the attorneys for all defendants who are present.
/ s / DR. STAMMER
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