We need more countries to make the case, if International Law permits, to lay charges.
If the law does not permit countries this avenue, then change the law.
Give them no rest, never knowing when that tap on the shoulder will come.
Offer rewards for their capture.
And Life terms should be that, a sentence of lifetime imprisonment, till they die.
Problem is that African Leaders and others think they are being singled out.
So many refuse to cooperate.
Hitler’s policy let Dutch Nazi elude death in 1949 but now he is on trial for an execution 68 years ago | National Post
HAGEN — Germany put a 92-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS on trial Monday on charges that he killed a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944.
Convicted of the death in the Netherlands in 1949, Dutch-born Siert Bruins had eluded extradition to his homeland because he had obtained German citizenship through a policy instituted by Adolf Hitler to confer citizenship on foreigners who served the Nazi military.
On Monday, Bruins entered the Hagen state courtroom using a walker, and appeared alert and attentive as the proceedings opened. Trial sessions are being limited to a maximum of three hours in deference to his age and health.
The trial comes amid a new phase of German Nazi-era investigations, with federal prosecutors this week expected to announce they are recommending the pursuit of possible charges against about 40 former Auschwitz guards.
The renewed probes of death camp guards come after the case of former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk, who died last year while appealing his 2011 conviction for accessory to murder after allegations he served in Sobibor.
His case established that death camp guards could be convicted as accessories to murder, even if there was no specific evidence of atrocities against them.
Bruins, however, had long been on the radar of German legal authorities and already served time in the 1980s for his role in the wartime slaying of two Dutch Jews.
Bruins was also already convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in the Netherlands in 1949 in a case that involved the killing of the resistance fighter. The sentence was later commuted to life in prison, but attempts to extradite him were unsuccessful because he had obtained German citizenship.
Ulrich Sander, spokesman for an organization representing the victims of Nazi crimes, told the dpa news agency that the decision to bring Bruins to trial again, even at his advanced age, was a good one.
“We must make it clear for the future that such crimes are always prosecuted, that murderers never get away,” he said.