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Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis, and Charter of the International Military Tribunal. London, 8 August 1945.
Charter - II : Jurisdiction and general principles - Art. 12.
Art. 12. The Tribunal shall have the right to take proceedings against a person charged with crimes set out in Article 6
of this Charter in his absence, if he has not been found or if the Tribunal, for any reason, finds it necessary, in the interests of justice, to conduct the hearing in his absence.