Nation: The U.N.'s Five Wise Men

To create a commission of truly impartial investigators requires a lot of shrewd judgments. After much inquiry, United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim finally picked the five members. Both the U.S. and Iran warily weighed them and then approved. The five are all men with low profiles and high marks for integrity. They all have experience in three main areas—the law, diplomacy and human rights. The commissioners:

Co-Chairman Andrés Aguilar Mawdsley, 55, chief counsel for Venezuela's state oil company, is a bon vivant who loves Caribbean music but is also an eloquent spokesman for...

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