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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Developing U.S. Responses to Countries that Torture: Survivor Witnesses from Four Continents

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:00pm
Room 2168 of the Rayburn House Office Building


Please join us for an important briefing on the effects of torture throughout the world and possible responses by the U.S. government to these serious crimes.

For more contact information, please contact Scott Wright (TASSC) at (202) 529-2991 or Jann Futterman (TLHRC) at (202) 225-3599 or


  • Hussein Ahmed, Delegate from the Oromia Support Group
  • Yoseph Mulugeta, former Secretary General of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO)
  • Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University
  • Nora Miselem, Coordinator of the Office for the Attention of Victims, Honduran Commission of Truth
  • Mary Aileen Bacalso, Secretary-General, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)
  • Melissa Roxas, co-founder of Habi Arts and human rights activist
  • Munawar Laghari, Executive Director of the Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) and co-founder of TASSC International
  • Angana P. Chatterji, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)


Opening Remarks

Rep. James P. McGovern, Opening Remarks: Developing U.S. Response to Torture

112th Congress