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Janner Presses British Govt. for Ratification of Genocide Convention

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Sir Barnett Janner, Labor MP, gave notice in the House of Commons today that he will press vigorously for British ratification of the United Nations convention on genocide during the current Human Rights Year.

Sir Barnett, who is chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, reminded House leader Richard H. S. Crossman that he had been advised in reply to a question, that the Government had decided to accede to the genocide convention. Mr. Crossman said he would forward Sir. Barnett’s “urgent question and request” to the Foreign Secretary.

Sir Barnett disclosed later that as chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, he had advised the West German Ambassador in London of the deep concern felt here over the rising political power of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party in West Germany and the methods it employed.

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