On April 13, 1945, Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington D.C. This speech was given the day after the death of President Roosevelt. In the speech, The Rule of Law Among Nations, Jackson urged that any war crimes trials following the war be genuine, informed by due process and the rule of law, and not pruned proceedings, contrived to reach a designed end.
December 2, 1945
31 A.B.A.J. 290 (1945), 39 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 10 (1945), 19 Temp. L.Q. 135 (1946); 39 Am. Int’l L. 533 (1945) (excerpt); The Saturday Review of Literature, June 2, 1945, p. 7 (adapted from address) (address before the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., April 13, 1945).
The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.