Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Genocidal Attacks Against Christian and Other Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa | 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Sep 10, 2014 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening Statements

Chairman Smith's Opening Statement:

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen's Opening Statement:


Chairman Smith Questions Witnesses:

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen Questions Witnesses:

Panel I

The Honorable Tom Malinowski
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

The Honorable Anne Richard
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Mr. Thomas Staal
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]

Panel II

His Excellency Ibrahim N. Ibrahim
Bishop Emeritus
Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle
[truth in testimony form]

The Honorable Peter Galbraith
(Former Advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Her Excellency Pascale Esho Warda
Hammurabi Human Rights Organization
(Former Minister of Immigration and Refugees in the Iraqi Government)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Thomas Farr, Ph.D.
Director, Religious Freedom Project
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Georgetown University
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Hearing transcript (PDF)