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Parent Minutes of Tenth Meeting of Evidence and Defendants Committee June 14, 1946
Date 14 June 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from June 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
MINUTES of the Tenth Meeting of Evidence and Defendants Committee 9.30 a.m., Friday, 14th June, 1946. ----------- Present: Mr. Justice Mansfield (Chairman) Mr. Barry Mr. Horwits Mr. Humphreys Mr. Morgan Mr. Phelps Brig. Quilliam Judge Willimas Mr. Eugene Williams 1.Judge Williams suggested that a directive should be sent out to all Attorneys as to the method of using interrogation in evidence. A discussion ensued as to the best way of putting in the proof of what had been said in interrogation. The alternative methods were: a.To put in the whole of the interrogation as an exhibit, with only the excerpts required copied and translated. b.To put in only those excerpts which were required. Mr. Phelps suggested that if the latter method were adopted, a certificate signed by Mr. Danly could be attached to each excerpt, to the effect that this was a true copy of an excerpt from an interrogation bearing the affidavit of the interpreter. Mr. Eugene Williams stated that a full copy of each interrogation was in the hands of the Defence Counsel concerned. It was finally decided that the matter should be discussed with Mr. Yamaoka before any decision was reached. Mr. Justice Mansfield would arrange this discussion immediately. 2.Mr. Barry raised the question of the treatment of Witnesses, and it was agreed that while everything possible should be done for their welfare, it was unwise for Attorneys to be seen with them in public, nor should th4ey be allowed passes for the Court Room. It was agreed that Mr. Barry should prepare a directive on this subject for Attorneys, to be signed by Mr. Higgins.