|Parent||Minutes of Fourth Meeting of Evidence and Defendants Committee|
|Date||2 May 1946|
|Collection||Roy L. Morgan Papers|
|Folder||1946, [International Military Trial of the Far East (IMFTE)]. International Prosecution Section (IPS) Civil Censorship Detachment. Confidential documents.|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
-2- Paragraph 7. The Murder Count was discussed with a view to obtaining proof of murder of, at least, one specific individual mentioned by name, rank, status and manner of death. Regarding the proof of the Murder Counts in the Indictment, no actual allocation or assignment of any Attorney has been made. The attention of each Attorney should be called to the necessity of proving the Murder Counts and he should find out what Counts are included in his period. It was agreed that a circular be addressed to all Attorneys calling their attention to this. Paragraph 8. Appendix D: In some cases it would be impossible to get eye Witnesses and a Bill of Particulars could be filed. Paragraph 9. Biographies: The best way of obtaining biographies of each Defendant was discussed. The Japanese Government had already made up a very complete personal record of each individual Defendant. It was agreed that this was the best evidence and Mr. Mignone stated that Photostat copies of these were in the Document Section. The Chairman suggested that these should be checked and that if there was anything to be added, proof should be looked for elsewhere and the meeting agreed that this should be done. Form of Brief. Members enquired as to whether the 28 Defendants were assigned to different Attorneys. The Chairman said that at a meeting he had attended with MR. Keenan, Mr. Carr and Mr. Higgins these assignments had been made and he would enquire as to whether these had been made public. It was agreed that the notes on the preparation of Briefs could be circulated with the Assignments. Basic Documents. This document was submitted to the meeting and Mr. Tavenner raised the point as to whether any mention would be made to the Mutual Aid Pact between Russia and the Outer Mongolian States. With regard to No 65 and the last item on the list, these documents were being prepared both in English and Japanese by the Japanese Government and would be delivered b May 15th. Request for Witness Form. With regard to the method of finding the evidence of prospective witnesses, Mr. Morgan said that there was a copy of every summary and every interrogation on his file. List of incidents. Brigadier Quilliam wished to know how he could get all the information available about a particular event such as Naval Preparation and Mr. Morgan said this was to be obtained from the summaries. The Chairman said that there should be summaries of interrogation according to the breakdown by subjects. Summaries should be made of events. The Chairman undertook to see that a direction was issued by the Chief of Counsel. Each Attorney who is assigned to a Defendant should be notified that there is a file containing summaries of interrogation. New files should be created for each subject built up on these summaries and the person responsible for that subject would be the person interested in getting that particular file. Mr. Horwitz suggested that an alphabetical list of files in the Investigation Division should be made, showing all the files available for these subjects and that this list should be distributed amongst the Attorneys. This was agreed by the meeting. Mr. Morgan undertook to see that this decision was implemented. Suggested Notice to Defendants. The form for the Appointment of Liaison Interpreter-Translator was submitted by Mr. Humphreys. Paragraph 1 was approved. No. 2 (a) and (b) was not necessary.