Quotation by William Shawcross, Lord

You cannot do justice to the dead. When we talk about doing justice to the dead we are talking about retribution for the harm done to them. But retribution and justice are two different things.
William, Lord Shawcross (b. 1902), British lawyer. Daily Telegraph (London, May 1, 1991.

Discussing the War Crimes Bill, which proposed to prosecute ex-Nazis living in Britain; Lord Shawcross was a prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials following World War II.
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