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On August 1, 1945, Sir William Jowitt, who had been announced as the Lord Chancellor in the new Labor government of the United Kingdom, invited Mr. Justice Jackson to a conference at his chambers in the House of Lords. He stated that he had been given responsibility for the further conduct of negotiations on behalf of the new government and by conference with the British representatives had informed himself of the points upon which agreement had been reached and of the points of disagreement.
Lord Jowitt desired to be acquainted with the American point of view as to the unsettled questions. He expressed general agreement with Mr. Justice Jackson on all except one of the points, namely, the right to terminate the agreement if any of the signatories failed promptly to name prosecutors, which he suggested might be taken to imply a distrust in some signatory. He also said it was his intention to continue Sir David Maxwell Fyfe on the British staff, although the new Attorney-General, Sir Hartley Shawcross, would be Chief Prosecutor on behalf of the British with Sir David as his first deputy.
The Lord Chancellor called for August 2,1945, a meeting of the delegations for the purpose of making a filial effort to compose differences.
International Conference on Military Trials : London, 1945
Report of Robert H. Jackson, United States Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials : London, 1945
International organization and conference series; II
European and British Commonwealth 1
Department of State Publication 3080
Washington, DC : Government Printing Office, 1949