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FIRST SESSION

JUNE 24, 1997

Printed for the use of the Committee on International Relations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

42-396 CC

WASHINGTON : 1997

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

ISBN 0-16-055520-5

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, New York, Chairman WILLIAM GOODLING, Pennsylvania

LEE HAMILTON, Indiana JAMES A. LEACH, Iowa

SAM GEJDENSON, Connecticut HENRY J. HYDE, Mlinois

TOM LANTOS, California DOUG BEREUTER, Nebraska

HOWARD BERMAN, California CHRISTOPHER SMITH, New Jersey

GARY ACKERMAN, New York DAN BURTON, Indiana

EN F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American ELTON GALLEGLY, California

Samoa ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida

MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California CASS BALLENGER, North Carolina

DONALD M. PAYNE, New Jersey DANA ROHRABACHER, California

ROBERT ANDREWS, New Jersey DONALD A. MANZULLO, Illinois

ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey EDWARD R. ROYCE, California

SHERROD BROWN, Ohio PETER T. KING, New York

CYNTHIA A. MCKINNEY, Georgia JAY KIM, California

ALCEE L. HASTINGS, Florida STEVEN J. CHABOT, Ohio

PAT DANNER, Missouri MARSHALL “MARK" SANFORD, South EARL HILLIARD, Alabama Carolina

WALTER CAPPS, California MATT SALMON, Arizona

BRAD SHERMAN, California AMO HOUGHTON, New York

ROBERT WEXLER, Florida TOM CAMPBELL, California

STEVE ROTHMAN, New Jersey JON FOX, Pennsylvania

BOB CLEMENT, Tennessee JOHN MCHUGH, New York

BILL LUTHER, Minnesota
LINDSEY GRAHAM, South Carolina

JIM DAVIS, Florida
ROY BLUNT, Missouri
JERRY MORAN, Kansas
KEVIN BRADY, Texas

RICHARD J. GARON, Chief of Stall
MICHAEL H. VAN DUSEN, Democratic Chief of Staff

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey, Chairman WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania TOM LANTOS, California HENRY J. HYDE, Mlinois

CYNTHIA A. MCKINNEY, Georgia DAN BURTON, Indiana

GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York CASS BALLENGER, North Carolina

EN F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American PETER T. KING, New York

Samoa MATT SALMON, Arizona

DONALD M. PAYNE, New Jersey LINDSEY O. GRAHAM, South Carolina EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida

ROBERT WEXLER, Florida
GROVER JOSEPH REES, Subcommittee Staff Director and Chief Counsel
ROBERT R. KING, Democratic Professional Staff Member

DOUGLAS C. ANDERSON, Counsel
ELISE M. KENDERIAN, Slass Associate

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Mr. Martin O'Brien, Executive Director, Committee for the Administration

of Justice

Mr. Michael Posner, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Human

Rights

Ms. Julia A. Hall, Northern Ireland Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Mr. Stephen Livingstone, Co-Director, University of Nottingham Human

Rights Centre

Ms. Maryam Elahi, Advocacy Director, Middle East and Europe, Amnesty

International USA

Mr. Michael Finucane, eldest son of Patrick Finucane (deceased), Pat

Finucane Center

Mr. Jim Kelly, father of Sean Kelly

Mrs. Brenda Downes, widow of John Downes (deceased), United Campaign

Against Plastic Bullets

Mr. Edward Wallace, National President, Ancient Order of Hibernians

Mrs. Mary Paglione, National President, Ladies' Ancient Order of Hibernians

APPENDIX

Prepared statements:

Hon. Joseph P. Kennedy II

Mr. Martin O'Brien

Mr. Michael Posner

Mr. Stephen Livingstone

Ms. Julia A. Hall

Ms. Maryam Elahi

Mr. Michael Finucane

Mr. Jim Kelly

Mrs. Brenda Downes

Mr. Edward Wallace

Mrs. Mary Paglione

Additional material submitted for the record:

Statement by Sen. George Mitchell, “Peace Isn't Impossible,” Newsweek,

June 30, 1997

Statement by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Murray, “Relatives for Justice," June

23, 1997

Amnesty International Report on the United Kingdom (1997)

Amnesty International, “Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment: De-

tention of Roisin McAliskey” (April 1997)

Amnesty International, “Special Security Units: Cruel, Inhuman or De-

grading Treatment” (March 1997) ...

Statement by the Reverend Brian Lennon, SJ re Firing of Plastic Bullets

on Garvarghy Road, Portadown on July 11, 1996

United States Plastic Bullet/Kinetic Weapon Company Profiles submitted

by the United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets

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