LONDON (Jun. 15)
The British Government is still determined not to reconsider its decision against acceding to the Genocide Convention outlawing mass annihilation of people which has been ratified by 38 nations, Peter Thomas, Joint Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, declared here in Commons today.
Replying to a question by Labor member Sir Barnett Janner, Mr. Thomas reiterated the position that, while the Government accepted the spirit of this Convention and whole heartedly supported its objects, “we are still not convinced we should reconsider our decision not to accede.”
Calling for a review of the Government’s refusal to accede to the Convention, Sir Barnett pointed out that there were now no provisions in British law to cope with numerous cases of “indescribable horror” now taking place.