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Senators Seek to Prevent U.S. Ratification of Genocide Pact

Sixty-two Senators have signed a resolution introduced in the Senate by Sen. John W. Bricker, of Ohio, which would prevent the United States from ratifying the United Nations Convention on Genocide and similar international agreements.

The supporters of the measure are mainly Republicans. It is similar to a resolution introduced last year known as Senate Joint Resolution 130. If adopted, the resolution would amend the constitution to restrain this government from signing the genocide pact or similar U.N. accords like the Human Rights Convention now being worked out. Sponsors of the Bricker resolution claim that the U.N. desires to “interfere in matters essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of its members.”