U.S. human rights policy toward the Soviet Union pre-summit assessment and update : hearings and markup before the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, on H. Res. 455, May 4, 11, and 18, 1988. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Other titlesUS human rights policy toward the Soviet Union.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.
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LC ClassificationsKF27 .F6 1988m
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Paginationiii, 183 p. ;
Number of Pages183
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