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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including ongoing U.S. operations in northern Iraq and criticism of the U.S. human rights…

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Hamas

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Hamas using their civilians as human shields. This is a brief portion of his remote interview on CBS' “Face the Nation.”…

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    Missing Children

    John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against…

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    Child Trafficking

    The Children and Families Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened a hearing to learn more about child trafficking issues facing states. A Health and Human…

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    War Crimes in Syria

    Ambassador Stephen Rapp talked about war crimes and crimes against humanity that have occurred during the civil war in Syria. Topics included the use of chemical weapons and shrapnel…

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    U.S. and U.N. Response to Rwandan Genocide

    Flagler College Political Science Professor Arthur Vanden Houten and Flagler College History Professor John Young taught a class on the the Rwandan genocide and the response by the U.S. and…

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    Iran Presidency and Human Rights

    Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013.

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    Book Discussion on The Fight For the Four Freedoms

    Harvey Kaye talked about his book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, in which he recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s public…

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    Future of Human Rights

    An international panel discussed human rights law, how human rights are enforced in different countries, and how the rule of law itself becomes part of a culture over time. They also…

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    Next-Generation Human Rights Challenges

    An international panel discussed human rights law. Among other topics they considered major successes as well as unaddressed issues in the human rights movement, the effectiveness of…

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    Human Rights in North Korea

    Michael Kirby, chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, gave the keynote address on the findings and recommendations that came out of a series of…

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    State Department Annual Human Rights Report

    Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which examines the status of human rights in countries around the world. He highlighted parts…

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    Future of Lebanon

    State and Defense Department officials and Middle East experts testified on Lebanon’s future. The previous day, February 24, Israeli jets carried out air strikes in eastern…

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    United Nations Report on North Korea

    John Park, Harvard Kennedy School Adjunct Lecturer, talked by video link from West Newton, Massachusetts, about a United Nations report on North Korea that accused leader Kim Jong-un of…

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    Senator John McCain on Syria

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ),a member of the Armed Services Committee, came to the floor to urge his colleagues to take action on the situation in Syria. He showed several graphic…

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    Syrian Refugees

    Diplomatic and security officials testified on the Syrian refugee crisis in which 2.3 million Syrians have fled the country since the outbreak of the civil war. Aid to host countries…

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    Senator Patrick Leahy on Human Rights

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about U.S. leadership on human rights issues. In his speech, he said it was time to close down Guantanamo Bay and that…

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    Foster Care and Sex Trafficking

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on foster care kids who become involved in sex trafficking. Witnesses included several members of Congress who…

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    Radio: Drone Strikes and Human Rights

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch held a joint news conference to release their two new reports on U.S. drone strikes and other air strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. The…

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    United Nations General Assembly Speech by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister

    North Korean Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Pak Kil-yon addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He responded to a recent U.N. human rights investigation into the conditions in…

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