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Fax message from Australia's Legal Counsel (Europe) to Australian Government

Brussels, April 21, 1994

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Legal Counsel (Europe)

TO Mr Leonard Leerdam
       Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

        Confidential and Urgent

FAX. 0061 / 6-264 48 57

FROM Frank Schoneveld
Legal Counsel (Europe), Brussels

TEL.   +32 2 230 21 88 FAX. +32 2 230 17 63

DATE 21 April 1994              Page(s) including this page: 10

Dear Mr Leerdam,


Please find attached the advice of German counsel concerning the three questions you have raised.

As you can see, the decision of the Supreme State Court of Bavaria to dismiss Irving's appeal, means that his conviction remains final and binding. Also, any further appeal to the Federal or Bavarian State Constitutional Court has no suspensive effect.

Your further question in your fax of 20 April has been put to German counsel and I expect a reply within 24 hours.

Yours sincerely,

(signed by p.p. Astrid Mercier-Picco)

Frank Schoneveld
Legal Counsel (Europe)


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