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Human Rights Conference Establishes Group To Investigate Abuses

April 8, 1988

LOME, Togo (AP) _ A United Nations conference on human rights ended Thursday with the establishment of a working group that will investigate charges of human rights abuses.

The three-day meeting was directed by Jan Martenson, director of the United Nations human rights office in Geneva, and Togolese Foreign Affairs Minister Yaovi Adodo. The group of international experts included representatives of the United Nations, lawyers, academics and government officials.

The conference called for increased public awareness of basic human rights. It also issued a resolution condemning apartheid, South Africa’s occupation of Namibia and Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip.

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