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Margaret Huang is the executive director of Amnesty International USA. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)In 1942, when a number of countries came together to find a way to prosecute Nazi political and military leaders for horrific war crimes, the US secretary of state played a key role. What would become the Nuremberg trials several years later might not have happened if the secretary of state hadn't pushed for them, working closely with key leaders from other countries.