Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

CONTACT: Sam Stratman, (202) 226-7875, July 6, 2004

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Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Abroad

Subcommittee Hearing to Address Democracy, Human Rights;
Review State Department Report on U.S. Efforts


BACKGROUND: Promoting human rights and fostering democracy internationally has been a centerpiece of U.S. foreign policy for decades, and Congress has mandated an annual report that details human rights violations abroad and efforts by the U.S. Government to halt such practices.  The report, Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2003 – 2004, is intended to reflect the U.S. Government’s human rights and democracy efforts, including programs developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Departments of State, Justice, Labor and Defense.


WHAT: Subcommittee Hearing: United States Support of Human Rights and Democracy.

    Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights, 
    U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), Chairman

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2004

WHERE: Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES: Lorne Craner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Roger Winter, USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance; Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy; Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch; the Honorable Richard S. Williamson, Board Member, International Republican Institute; and Kenneth Wollack, President of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.         


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