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March 17, 1967 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-17

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By MILTON FRIEDMAN

(Copyright, 1967, JTA, Inc.)

WASHINGTON — The Admin-
istration's refusal to press for
ratification of the United Nations
Genocide Convention may give an
erroneous impression that America
has something to hide. This fear
was indicated during recent Senate
hearings on UN human rights
pacts.
A Senate Foreign Relations sub-
committee, as a result of a "deal,"
declined to include genocide among
treaties considered. The subcom-
Mittee said its responsibilities
were limited to consideration of
UN conventions on political rights
of women, f orced labor, and
slavery.
Witnesses testified that failure
Of the United States to ratify
the genocide accord, signed by
many Commimist nations, afforded
America's enemies the opportunity
to charge America with hypocrisy
on human rights.
Why is Washington so reluctant
to act on the genocide pact? This
nation urged its adoption by the
United Nations because the con•
science of mankind was so shocked
by the Nazi' murder of JeWs and
others. But conservatives claim
that the UN could intervene into
domestic. American racial issues.
Another fear in high places is that
Communist regimes could charge

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Genocide Convention Poses Quandary

the United States with genocide done to avoid implicating the con-
tracting parties or relating the
in Vietnam.
terms of the Genocide Convention
Ambassador Arthur Goldberg
to any form of political con-
has pointed out that "if we are
troversy. The committee added
faithful as a people and through
"ethnical" groups to "national"
our national forums to our own
and "racial" to avoid possible
Constitutional commands, we interpretation - of "national" as
will not be called upon to an-
swer before an international related to "political."
Continued deferment of ratifica-
forum."
tion of the Genocide Convention
The. fact is that the few U.S. will provide hostile nations with
Marines who maimed and murdered many opportunities to charge
Vietnamese civilians were court- America with hypocrisy. That was
martialed. Severe sentences were the conclusion of the witnesses who
imposed. It is also true that ex- appeared here.
tensive civil rights laws have been
(Related Story, Page 42)
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