For the first time in 70 years, the records of the UN War Crimes Commission will now be open to the public at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
The UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman, Farhan Haq, told reporters on Monday in New York that the UN archive documented 10,000 cases of possible second world war crimes.
The documents, he said, include reports of 2,000 prosecutions and thousands more of individuals suspected of war crimes.
Haq said there would also be a panel discussion entitled : “UN War Crimes Commission Records (1943-1948): Past, Present and Future’’, to be held at the UN headquarters.
He said that the discussion would examine the historical significance of the records and their future potential use.