Human Rights on Capitol Hill April 17, 2018

In this edition of Human Rights on Capitol Hill:

(1) NOMINATIONS: SENATE SHOULD VIGOROUSLY PROBE SECRETARY OF STATE
NOMINEE MICHAEL POMPEO’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

(2) NOMINATIONS: SENATE SHOULD NOT CONFIRM GINA HASPEL AS CIA
DIRECTOR UNLESS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT (“DOJ”) OPENS A CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION INTO HER ALLEGED ROLE IN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.

(3) AFRICA: AIUSA WELCOMES HOUSE PASSAGE OF ETHIOPIA RESOLUTION

(4) AMERICAS: CONGRESS SHOULD NOT FUND BORDER WALL, BORDER PATROL
EXPANSION, OR BORDER OPERATIONS THAT VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS.

(5) AMERICAS: CONGRESS SHOULD DRAMATICALLY INCREASE FUNDING FOR
U.S. IMMIGRATION COURTS IN ORDER TO TACKLE MULTI-YEAR BACKLOGS.

(6) AMERICAS: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLS ON WESTERN HEMISPHERE
LEADERS ATTENDING SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS TO TACKLE ROOT CAUSES OF
THE AMERICAS’ REFUGEE AND HUMAN RIGHTS CRISES.

(7) MID EAST: NEW U.S.-SAUDI ARMS DEAL RISKS TRAMPLING HUMAN RIGHTS

(8) HUMAN RIGHTS ANALYSIS OF OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL INCLUDING IMPACTS
ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, GUN VIOLENCE, AND REFUGEES

(9) USA: AIUSA ACTIVISTS NATIONWIDE JOIN MARCH FOR OUR LIVES TO PRESS
FOR GUN CONTROL REFORM

(10) AFRICA: AIUSA TO TESTIFY AT LANTOS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
HEARING ON CAMEROON

(11) EURASIA: AIUSA TO SPEAK AT SENATE HUMAN RIGHTS CAUCUS BRIEFING
ON TURKEY

Human rights are under threat:

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