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U.N. Committee Gets Assignment to Draft International Pact Outlawing Genocide

September 26, 1948
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The question of United Nations action genocide was today refereed to the General Assembly’s Legal Committee where an international treaty or convention outlawing the mass murder of a people will be drafted.

A petition bearing the signatures of 23,000,000 persons from 23 different nations and demanding the enactment of an international convention to outlaw genocide will shortly be presented to Assembly president Herbert V. Evatt, of Australia, it was learned here today. Although a discussion of the genocide convention is already on the Assembly agenda, it is certain to face strong opposition within the Assembly’s legal Committee where an attempt will be made to postpone consideration of the issue.

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