TOPIC: REFORM OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
GENEVA, May 16, 2016 — UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer is scheduled to testify tomorrow before the human rights committee of the U.S. Congress.
The members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will be evaluating the performance of the UN Human Rights Council, and the role of U.S. engagement, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Council’s declared reform.
The hearing will be webcast live here starting at 2:00 pm EST, and is open to the public. Mr. Neuer will appear on the second panel of witnesses, as listed below, expected to begin at approximately 3:00 pm. Video of the proceedings will be made available on YouTube.
Committee members who have the right to participate and ask questions tomorrow include Congressmen John Conyers, Ted Deutsch, Eliot Engel, Alcee Hastings, Steve Israel, Peter King, John Lewis, Ted Lieu, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Rogers, Brad Sherman, and Maxine Waters.
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- Ambassador Keith M. Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council
- Ms. Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizational Affairs, U.S. Department of State
- Mr. Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State
- Dr. Mark P. Lagon, President, Freedom House
- Mr. Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institute
- Mr. Hillel Neuer, Executive Director, UN Watch
- Mr. Marc Limon, Executive Director, Universal Rights Group