Oversight of State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992 and U.S. Human Rights Policy: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, March 4, 1993

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Pagina 66 - Dodd, and for inviting me to testify. My name is Holly Burkhalter, and I am the Washington Director of Human Rights Watch.
Pagina 1 - The United States shall, in accordance with its international obligations as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations and in keeping with the constitutional heritage and traditions of the United States, promote and encourage increased respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion. Accordingly, a principal goal of the foreign policy of the United States shall be to promote the increased observance of internationally...
Pagina 11 - Former detainees have credibly reported the use of cattle prods and electrodes, prolonged periods of solitary confinement and incommunicado detention, beatings, shackles, and other forms of abuse against detained women and men.
Pagina 58 - The Secretary of State shall transmit to the Congress, as part of the presentation materials for security assistance programs proposed for each fiscal year, a full and complete report, prepared with the assistance of the...
Pagina 27 - Ms. Burkhalter. STATEMENT OF HOLLY BURKHALTER, WASHINGTON DIRECTOR, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Ms. BURKHALTER. Thank you very much, Chairman Hamilton and thank you for holding this important hearing.
Pagina 2 - Bosniak policemen evacuated the bodies. '^Such hyperbole was not, of course, confined to the American media alone. Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was reported to have told members of the Security Council that "women, children and old people are being killed, usually by having their throats cut.
Pagina 70 - Iraq's continued flagrant abuses against its own people (particularly the Shi 'a in southern Iraq) and routine defiance of UN resolutions relating to human rights; gross abuses by the military dictatorship that deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide which has led to the flight of tens of thousands of refugees to US shores; ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia; Israel's deportation of some 400 members of the militant Hamas organization without charge or trial in violation of international...
Pagina 67 - Use of Excessive Force and Violations of Humanitarian Law in Internal Conflicts...
Pagina 75 - US military contacts with foreign governments, including grant aid, loans, military construction, training, high-level 66-521 - 93 - 12 visit* with foreign military personnel, joint exercises, and governmental and commercial military sales. The Bureau can play an important role in ensuring that human rights concerns are taken into account and given high priority at every step of the military aid and sales process. We think the Bureau should at a minimum vet all participants in military training programs...
Pagina 76 - Tom Harkin, D-IA. Ms. Burkhalter graduated from Iowa State University in 1978 (Phi Beta Kappa) and received the University's "Outstanding Young Alumnus* award in 1984. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences' Committee on International Security Studies.

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