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John Lewis, long-time Board member of the Indian Law Resource Center, passed away at home in Manhattan on February 22, 2008. His dedication to the Center, to Indian peoples, and to human rights in his life and legal work will long be remembered. He was a dear friend.
During a meeting of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, Namibia sponsored a resolution asking for a delay in adoption of the declaration, saying it contradicted the national constitutions of a number of African countries.