Title

Spain’s Leadership of the OSCE

Monday, October 29, 2007
210 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C., DC 20003
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Alcee Hastings
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin Cardin
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Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Louise McIntosh
Title Text: 
Presiding Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Christopher Smith
Title Text: 
Ranking Minority Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Witnesses: 
Name: 
H.E. Miguel Angel Moratinos
Title: 
Chairman in Office
Body: 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

This hearing, which Louise McIntosh Slaughter presided over, discussed Spain’s leadership of the OSCE, and took place shortly before the country hosted the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Madrid. The contents of the hearing included the OSCE’s unique role as far as the use of parliamentarians is concerned. The witness, Chair-in-Office H.E. Angel Moratinos, remarked on Spain’s support of the OSCE to find a lasting formula for stability in the Balkans.

Other issues that Moratinos discussed were the human dimension, Kazakhstan’s bid to chair the OSCE, the role of ODIHR, and Spain’s prioritization of gender equality and freedom of the media and the fight against trafficking in human beings.

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