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USCIRF: Chair Young to testify before HIRC

February 9, 2004

Anne Johnson, Director of Communications, (202) 523-3240, ext. 27

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Michael K. Young will testify on Tuesday, February 10, at a joint hearing of the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. The hearing will focus on the State Department's 2003 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Ambassador John V. Hanford, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, will also testify, together with Joseph K. Grieboski of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch, and Ambassador Robert A. Seiple of Institute for Global Engagement.

USCIRF Chair Young's testimony will be available on the USCIRF Web site after 5:30 p.m. on February 10, 2004.

When:5:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Where:2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and the Congress.

Dean Michael K. Young,Chair


  • Felice D. Gaer,Vice ChairNina Shea,Vice ChairPreeta D. BansalPatti ChangArchbishop Charles J. ChaputKhaled Abou El FadlRichard LandBishop Ricardo RamirezAmbassador John V. Hanford III,Ex-OfficioJoseph R. Crapa,Executive Director