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9 December 1946

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5. At least twenty-four hours before a witness is called to the stand either by the prosecution or by any defendant, the party who desired to interrogate the witness shall deliver to the Secretary General an original and six copies of a memorandum which shall disclose: 1. The name of the witness. 2. His nationality. 3. His residence or station. 4. His official rank or position. 5. Whether he is called as an expert witness or as a witness to testify to facts, and if the latter, a prepared statement of the subject matter on which the witness will be interogated. When the prosecution prepares such a statement in connection with the witness who it desires to call, at the time of the filing of this statement, two additional copies thereof shall be delivered to the defense information center. When a defendant prepares such a statement concerning a witness who it desires to call, the defendant shall at the same time the copies are filed with the Secretary General, deliver one additional copy to the prosecution.

6. When either the prosecution or a defendant desires the Tribunal to take judicial notice of any official Government documents or reports of the United Nations, including any action, ruling or regulation of any Committee, Board, or Counsel, heretofore established by or in the Allied Nations for the investigation of War Crimes or any record made by or the findings of any Military or other Tribunal, this Tribunal may refuse to take judicial notice of such documents, rules, or regulations, unless the party proposing, ask this Tribunal to judicially notice such documents, rules, or regulations, place a copy thereof in writing before the Tribunal.

This Tribunal has learned with satisfaction of the procedure adopted by the prosecution with the intention to furnish to the defense counsel information concerning the writings or documents which the prosecution expects to offer in evidence for the purpose of affording the defense counsel information to help them prepare their respective defense to the indictments. The desire of the Tribunal is that this be made available to the defendants so as to aid them in the presentation of their respective defense.

The United States of America having established this Military Tribunal One, pursuant to law, through properly empowered Military authorities, and the

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