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If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them

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Quotation by Robert H. Jackson:

If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.

Robert H. Jackson     (more by this author)

1892-1954 (Age at death: 62 approx.)

Justice Jackson was one of the great defenders of procedural due process for the rule of law that protects members of the public from overreaching by government agencies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Jackson

Country: United States

Type: Prose
Context: Speech
Context Details: Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, made his opening statement to the International Military Tribunal in Case No. 1, The United States of America, the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Source: Opening Statement before the Internation
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