WSRW testifies for US congress hearing
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Western Sahara Resource Watch took part in a hearing on human rights in Western Sahara before the US Congress this week.
Published: 26.03 - 2016 00:35Printer version    
The hearing was organised by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress on 23 March.

The four testifying at the hearing were Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, Eric Goldstein, deputy director of Human Rights Watch, Erik Hagen, board member of Western Sahara Resource Watch and Francesco Bastagli, UN Secretary-General's former Special Representative to Western Sahara.

See the whole hearing below.

The written submissions by WSRW, and the other submissions, are to be found via the website of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission




    

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