Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Tuesday, July 12 to examine the troubling increase of human rights violations around the globe.  The hearing, entitled “Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Human rights violations are on the rise around the world.  In Iran, the courts carry out public amputations and floggings.  In Putin’s Russia, journalists are jailed for exposing government corruption and reporting the facts.  In failed states like Syria, we’ve seen abhorrent treatment of civilians, including genocide.  We’ve even seen backsliding in respect for human rights among established democracies.  These are disturbing trends, and this hearing will seek answers on how the U.S. should respond.”

Hearing: Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide

Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Mark Lagon
Freedom House

Thomas Farr, Ph.D.
Religious Freedom Institute

Ms. Amanda Schnetzer
Human Freedom Initiative
The George W. Bush Institute

Mr. Mark Bromley
The Council for Global Equality


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***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.