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U.N. Draft on Genocide Seen Doomed As International Law Body Refuses to Act

The draft convention on genocide prepared by the U.N. secretariat seems doomed to remain in the U.N. files as a result of the disinclination of the Committee on International Law to grapple with the problem. At today’s meeting the committee almost unanimously opposed a Polish proposal that immediate action be taken to draw up a convention, declaring that nothing can be done until their respective governments state their positions.