Torture Victim Protection Act of 1989: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session on S. 1629, A Bill to Establish Clearly a Federal Right of Action by Aliens and United States Citizens Against Persons Engaging in Torture or Extrajudicial Killing, and for Other Purposes, and H.R. 1662, June 22, 1990 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of the Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, Senator from the State of Massachusetts, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs: "This morning, the Immigration and Refugee Affairs Subcommittee is convened to hear testimony on Senate bill 1629, the Torture Victim Protection Act. Senator Kennedy, our subcommittee chairman, will be joining us later, and I am pleased to welcome our colleague, Senator Specter, who was here earlier and who will be back again shortly after voting, who is the author of this legislation, to sit with the subcommittee this morning. The legislation before us today establishes a Federal right of action by aliens and U.S. citizens against persons engaged in torture or extrajudicial killings. The administration and public witnesses raise many critical issues, and I welcome them." Additional materials submitted for the record by the following: Robert F. Drinan, Edward M. Kennedy, John O. McGinnis, Michael H. Posner, John Shattuck, and David P. Stewart.
S. Hrg. 101-1284; Senate Hearing 101-1284; Serial No. J-101-79
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