Chief American Prosecutor Robert Jackson, at the parody of justice in Nürnberg
At the closing arguments of the International Military Tribunal ("Nuremberg Trials") on July 26, 1946, the Chief Counsel for the United States and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert H. Jackson, stated:
"Germany has unconditionally surrendered, but no peace treaty has been signed or agreed upon. The Allies are still technically in a state of war with Germany, although the enemy's political and military institutions have collapsed. As a military tribunal, this Tribunal is a continuation of the war effort of the Allied nations."
(see 5th paragraph into Jackson's address to the Tribunal on the morning of 26 July 1946 for the quotation above)
As Prof. Robert Faurisson has previously pointed out “The Nuremberg judges never visited Auschwitz. And they even never asked for a forensic report. They took judicial notice of Soviet document USSR-008 stating that 4,000,000 died at Auschwitz camp. In 1995, it was decided by the camp’s authorities that 1,500.000 was the real figure. Later on, a plaque in the camp indicated 1,300.000. [And since lowered again]. He adds:
The beginning of Article 19 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) states: “The Tribunal shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence …”
The beginning of Article 21 says : “The Tribunal shall not require proof of facts of common knowledge but shall take judicial notice thereof …”
At the IMT it was forbidden to dispute the content of documents such as USSR-008; one had to take judicial notice thereof.”
Note: The "Constitution of the International Military Tribunal" is here for reference.