Hearings & Briefings

Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

Hearing Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:00 PM Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building

This hearing will take place at 1:00 PM on 8/1/2012, in Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The hearing is open to members of Congress, congressional staff, the media and the interested public.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012
1:00 PM
Room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC)
Hearing

Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237

In November 2011, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the King of Bahrain and headed by Cherif Bassiouni, reported that Bahraini security forces systematically used excessive force, torture and forced confessions during a crackdown on demonstrations last year. The BICI also recommended an array of reforms designed to improve human rights protections, which the Bahraini government pledged to implement. This hearing will examine the extent to which the Bahraini government has implemented the BICI proposals.
Panel I:
• The Honorable Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator

Panel II:
• The Honorable Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Panel III:
• The Honorable Matar Ebrahim Matar, former Member of Bahrain’s Parliament
• Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
• Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
• Mr. Richard Sollom, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights
If you have any questions, please contact the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at 202-225-3599 or tlhrc@mail.house.gov.

James P. McGovern
Member of Congress
Co-Chair, TLHRC

Frank R. Wolf
Member of Congress
Co-Chair, TLHRC

 

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Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2170 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
United States of America

+1-202-225-3599
TLHRC@mail.house.gov

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