Letter: Seen to be done

Sir: Your report (16 January) quoting Lord Browne-Wilkinson on the need to demonstrate that "justice should not only be done but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen and done" in the Pinochet appeal is, of course timely, as well as appropriate. We should, however, remember the reformulation by Albie Sachs, now a judge in the Constitutional Court in South Africa, who remarked, with regard to the apartheid regime of which he was a splendid opponent, that "justice should not only be seen to be done; it should be done". It is to be hoped that the outcome of the Law Lords' deliberations will show that as well.


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