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Britain Tells Agudah Leader It Will Soon Sign U.N. Convention Outlawing Genocide

Assurances that Britain will soon ratify the United Nations Convention on Outlawing the Crime of Genocide have been received from the Foreign Office, H.A Goodman, political secretary of Agudas Israel, reported last night at a meeting of the European executive of the Agudah.

The British Foreign Office explained that the delay in ratifying the convention resulted from the fact that the question of whether special legislation was required for ratifying the U.N. convention was now under study. Should this prove unnecessary, Mr. Goodman said he was told, then the convention will be signed in the near future.