The first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated.

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Original Citation

Jackson, Robert Houghwout. Opening address before the International Military Tribunal. 21 Nov. 1945. Nuremberg, Germany. Address.

Current Citation

Jackson, Robert Houghwout. Philosophy of Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Edited by Larry May and Jeff Brown. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, ch. 44.