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CSCE 112-2-5: Healing the Wounds of the Conflict and Disaster: Clarifying the Fate of Missing Persons in the OSCE Area, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, February 28, 2012   [open pdf - 125KB]

Alternate Title: CSCE 112-2-5: Healing the Wounds of Conflict and Disaster: Clarifying the Fate of Missing Persons in the OSCE Area, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, February 28, 2012

This is the February 28, 2012 hearing on "Healing the Wounds of the Conflict and Disaster: Clarifying the Fate of Missing Persons in the OSCE Area," held before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "Today we will hear testimony on how governments and NGOs can more successfully identify and locate persons missing as a result of conflict, disasters, crimes such as human trafficking, and other violations of human rights; and hold accountable those responsible for perpetrating atrocities. Across the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], thousands of families await knowledge of what happened to a relative from these causes [inaudible] and humanitarian need that we cannot ignore. And of course this tragedy is replicated all over the world, where people are lost and loved ones try to ascertain: Where are they? Are they dead or alive? And that's why we meet today." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher H. Smith, Steve Cohen, Michael C. Burgess, Joseph R. Pitts, Michael R. Turner, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Shawn A. Bray, Fatima Tlisova, and Amor Mašović.

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CSCE 112-2-5; Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 112-2-5
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2012
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