In this hearing, Members will discuss regional human rights issues in South Asia with Administration and private panelists.


Panel I
The Honorable Alice G. Wells
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Robert A. Destro
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. Department of State

Panel II (NOTE: Panel II will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2318)

Ms. Aarti Tikoo Singh
Senior Assistant Editor
The Times of India

Nitasha Kaul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations
Centre for the Study of Democracy
University of Westminster

Angana Chatterji, Ph.D.
Co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative
Research Anthropologist, Center for Race and Gender
University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Fatima Gul
Sindhi-American Human Rights Activist

Mr. Francisco Bencosme
Asia Pacific Advocacy Manager
Amnesty International

Mr. Ravi Batra
National Advisory Council for South Asian Affairs