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APPENDIX 1: THE UNITED NATIONS TREATIES

[Page 22] The British Government does not yet adhere to the United Nations Genocide Convention, nor has it yet ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination though the latter was signed by the United Kingdom in 1966. Should the Government ever fully embrace these treaties, it would mean nothing less than the creation of a total police state.

As much as we must all agree that genocide is abhorrent, the UN Genocide Convention would create as many evils as it could ever overcome; presuming – that is – that the elimination, and not the promotion of genocide, is its true intention.

As the Convention considers even "mental harm" to come within the ambit of genocide, it follows that mere publication of disparaging facts would become a crime.

The International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination seeks to prohibit the very existence of organisations which advocate any racial preference. Not only would racialist movements like the National Front be forced to go underground, but even private individuals would be victimised for "dissemination of ideas" advocating Britain for the British.

Ratification of either of these two Conventions would mean the suppression of our democratic aspirations as a people. In the event of that happening we would lose all chance of regaining our country through normal constitutional channels. If that day ever comes all good Nationalists who wish to continue the struggle will be forced to join their local gun club.

UN GENOCIDE CONVENTION, 1948
Article 1

The contracting Parties confirm that genocide whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish. In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

  • (a) Killing members of the group;

  • (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
Article 8

Any contracting Party may call upon the competent organs of the United Nations to take such action under the Charter of the United Nations as they consider appropriate for the prevention and suppression of acts of genocide...

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, 1966
Article 1

1. In this Convention the term 'racial discrimination' shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

Article 4

States Parties condemn all propaganda and all organizations which are based on ideas or theories of superiority of one race or group of persons of one colour or ethnic origin, or which attempt to justify or promote racial hatred and discrimination in any form, and undertake to adopt immediate and positive measures designed to eradicate all incitement to, or acts of, such discrimination, and to this end, with due regard to the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the rights expressly set forth in article 5 of this Convention, inter alia:

  • (a) Shall declare an offence punishable by law all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred, incitement to racial discrimination, as well as all acts of violence or incitement to such acts against any race or group of persons of another colour or ethnic origin, and also the provision of any assistance to racist activities, including the financing thereof;

  • (b) Shall declare illegal and prohibit organizations, and also organized and all other propaganda activities, which promote and incite racial discrimination, and shall recognize participation in such organizations or activities as an offence punishable by law;



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