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Father Thomas Reese, USCIRF Commissioner, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on April 18, 2018. In his testimony, Chair Reese discussed USCIRF's Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. Written Testimony  |  Oral Statement  |  Video ...
Kristina Arriaga, USCIRF Vice Chairwoman, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on February 15, 2018. In her testimony, Vice Chairwoman Arriaga discussed USCIRF's Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project.  Written Testimony  |  Oral Statement  |...
Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, USCIRF Commissioner, testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on February 14, 2018. In his testimony, Commissioner Dorjee discussed religious freedom violations and the "sinicization" of Tibet by the Chinese government. Written Testimony  | ...
Thomas J. Reese, S.J., USCIRF Commissioner, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on February 6, 2018. In his testimony, Commissioner Reese discussed the causes behind mass atrocities and recommendations for US policies to prevent such atrocities in the future.  Written...
Oral Statement AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY  Commissioner Thomas Reese, S.J.  U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom Vietnam Caucus/Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Religious Freedom in Vietnam October 24, 2017  AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Good afternoon. I want to...
Kristina Arriaga, the Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), testified before the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on October 11, 2017. In her testimony, Vice Chairwoman Arriaga discussed ...
USCIRF Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee testified on July 12, 2017 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing titled: "Tibet: Freedom of Religion." Commissioner Dorjee is the first Tibetan Buddhist appointed to serve on USCIRF and was smuggled out of Tibet as a child after the...
USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J. testified on May 24, 2017 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing titled "Freedom of Belief: Countering Religious Violence." Click here to read Chair Reese's written testimony. Click here to read Chair Reese's oral testimony (below as prepared...
USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J. testified on July 15, 2016 before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at a hearing titled "Blasphemy Laws and Censorship by States and Non-State Actors: Examining Global Threats to Freedom of Expression." From the testimony: “Blasphemy laws lie at the...
Former USCIRF Chairman Dr. Robert P. George and former Vice Chair Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser testified on June 16, 2016 before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee at a hearing titled "The Global Religious...

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