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102 STAT. 2268-49
102 STAT. 2268-49
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-461—OCT. 1, 1988

102 STAT. 2268-49

(2) the President, the Secretary of State, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and the Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Commission are to be commended for their efforts to place Cuba on the agenda of the Commission and are strongly encouraged to continue to support and assist the Commission in its implementation of Decision 1988/106; (3) the following countries are to be commended for their courageous support for an independent investigation of the human rights situation in Cuba under the auspices of the United Nations and consideration of Cuba under agenda item 12 at the 45th session of the Commission: Bangladesh, Belgium, Costa Rica, France, the Gambia, Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mozambique, Norway, the Philippines, Sao Tome and Principe, Portugal, Senegal, Somalia, Togo, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela; (4) the following countries, despite overwhelming evidence of serious human rights abuses in Cuba, failed to support the efforts of the United States to establish an independent working group on Cuba and to provide for consideration of the report of this group under agenda item 12, a nonconfidential procedure reserved for countries with records of serious human rights violations: Algeria, Argentina, Botswana, Bulgaria, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, German Democratic Republic, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Spain, Sri Lanka, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Yugoslavia; (5) in accordance with section 574 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1988, the United States should continue to take into account whether countries support an independent investigation of human rights violations in Cuba under the auspices of the United Nations and consideration of Cuba under agenda item 12 at the 45th session of the Commission when considering bilateral assistance and the financial contribution to the United Nations; and (6) the Congress strongly objects to the election of Cuba and Panama to the Commission and strongly urges the Secretary General and Chairman, and the other members of the Commission to insure that Cuba and Panama do not in any way interfere with the independence of the pending investigation, the preparation of the resulting report, or the consideration of this report under agenda item 12(h) at the Commission's 45th session. ASSISTANCE FOR POLAND

SEC. 583. Up to the equivalent of $500,000 of the non-convertible and convertible Polish currencies (after satisfaction of preexisting commitments to use such currencies for other purposes specified by law) held by the United States which have been generated by the sale to Poland of United States agricultural products may be made available for the reconstruction, renovation, and maintenance of the Research Center on Jewish History and Culture of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland, established for the study of events related to the Holocaust in Poland: Provided, That such currencies shall be made available notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1306.