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THE OSCE OFFICE FOR DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Capitol Visitors' Center, Senate Room 210-212
Washington D.C., DC
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin Cardin
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Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Chris Smith
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Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
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Witnesses: 
Name: 
Ambassador Janez Lenarcic
Title: 
Director for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Body: 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Ambassador Janez Lenarcic testified in in front of the Commission on the human rights dimension of OSCE member countries. The hearing focused on the member countries that have not met OSCE agreed standards on defense of human rights. The discussion focused on the OSCE’s plan to establish guidelines for member countries to uphold and defend human rights. The witness and commissioners highlighted recent situations in Russia in regards to respect of human rights amidst an election. In addition, the discussion focused on the role of the United States in providing leadership on the issue.

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