Webcast:

Opening Statements

Chairman Smith's Opening Statement:

Witnesses

Colonel Peter Aubrey, USA, Retired
President
Strategic Opportunities International
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Lauren Ploch Blanchard
Specialist in African Affairs
Congressional Research Service
[full text of statement]

Ms. Elisa Massimino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Human Rights First
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. Stephen Rickard
Director
Washington Office
Open Society Foundations
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Sarah Margon
Washington Director
Human Rights Watch
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]
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Hearing transcript (PDF)