Accession Number : AD0649322

Title :   LORD RUSSELL'S WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeWeerd,H. A.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Bertrand Lord Russell, until recently active in the affairs of the British Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, has set forth at the age of 94 on a new venture. He now proposes to 'try' President Johnson, Rusk, McNamara and others for war crimes against the people of Vietnam. Because no international agency existed to carry out such a project, the Russell Peace Foundation created an 'International War Crimes Tribunal.' It is scheduled to meet in the Palais de la Mutalite in Paris for a twelve-week session beginning in April. Whatever its outcome, the trial is certain to provide embarrassments for the Government of the United States. After a distinguished career in mathematics and philosophy, Russell set himself up as an unofficial adviser and expert on world affairs. The results have been mildly astonishing and reflect on his consistency as well as on his qualifications as an impartial witness or judge.

Descriptors :   (*UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FOREIGN POLICY), (*DISARMAMENT, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT), PROPAGANDA, POLITICAL SCIENCE, VIETNAM, NUCLEAR WARFARE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, CUBA

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE