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Parent Decisions taken December 22nd 1946
Date 22 December 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from December 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Mr. Tavenner Decisions Taken December 22nd, 1946. 1.As to Chronological Summary, postpone decision as to method of use until the Tribunal has given its decision as to hearing of Defence Motions. If they are to be heard, use it as part of our argument in reply. If not, inform Tribunal of its existence and offer it to them during argument on application for adjournment. (N. B. Question as to whether it will be necessary to translate it was not decided). 2.Counsel assigned to Defendants must be ready to reply to Motions to dismiss them from some or all counts at the end of the Prosecution case, using the analyses as part of their material for this, and being ready to hand in written statements, if necessary. (Translation question again not decided). 3.We should neither support nor oppose the application for adjournment, but to assist the Tribunal in fixing its length, if granted, we should use the facts and arguments which might have been used to oppose it. 4.We should press the Tribunal to give their decision on Motions before they hear the argument on adjournment. If they decide to grant both applications, we should ask them whether the Motions are to be taken before or after the adjournment; we could not oppose the former. 5.We should immediately press Logan to produce to the Tribunal for their approval a scheme of the manner of presenting the Defence. When the Tribunal considers this we could ask for guidance as to Cross-Examination and final speeches. [signed ASU]