Review of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, June 25, 1986 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.

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