Full Committee Hearing

Hearing: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Treaty Doc. 112-7)

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Time: 09:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen G50 Presiding: Senator Kerry
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This hearing will be interpreted and also captioned.  The web stream will also be captioned.


Panel One

  1. The Honorable John McCain
  2. The Honorable Tom Harkin

Panel Two

  1. The Honorable Judith Heumann
    Special Adviser for International Disability Rights
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , DC
  2. Ms. Eve Hill
    Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General For Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Washington , DC

Panel Three

  1. The Honorable Richard Thornburgh
    Former Attorney General of the United States
    Of Counsel, K&L Gates, LLP
    Washington , DC
  2. Mr. John Wodatch
    Former Chief of the Disability Rights Section Civil Rights Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Washington , DC
  3. Mr. Steven Groves
    Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow
    The Heritage Foundation
    Washington , DC
  4. Mr. Michael Farris
    Chairman, Home Legal Defense Association
    Chancellor, Patrick Henry College
    Purcellville , VA
  5. Mr. John Lancaster
    1st Lt., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
    Retired Executive Director of the National Council On Independent Living
    Washington , DC

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