Letter: Serb `genocide'

Sir: Adrian Hastings (letter, 1 April) begs the question when he invokes the Genocide Convention to justify Nato intervention in the Balkans. To be able to apply the convention correctly and objectively, we still need an impartial arbitrator to decide whether or not a particular situation constitutes genocide.

The West calls current action by the Serbs ethnic cleansing; the Serbs call it the rooting out of KLA terrorism. It is for the only appropriate body in this regard, to wit the United Nations, to establish who is right and who is wrong.

WALTER CAIRNS

Manchester

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