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The Dakar conference on Namibia and human rights

J. D. van der Vyver
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 41, No 5-6 | a1253 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v41i5/6.1253 | © 1976 J. D. van der Vyver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 February 1976 | Published: 06 February 1976

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J. D. van der Vyver,, South Africa

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Abstract

The international conference on "Namibia and Human Rights" that took place in Dakar, Senegal on 5 to 8 January 1976 was, to the best of my knowledge, the idea of dr Karel Vasak in his capacity as president of the International Institute of Human Rights of Strasbourg, France, who planned the conference - again to the best of my knowledge - in close collaboration with mr Seán MacBride, the United Nations Commissioner for Namibia. The Government of the Republic of Senegal acted as host for the conference, the conference was formally sponsored by mr Seán MacBride, and it was officially organized by the International Institute of Human Rights. The International Commission of Jurists and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers also lent their support to the organizers of the conference.

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