Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law

Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Time: 10:45 AM

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Agenda

NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law on "Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law" for Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at 10:45 a.m. in Room 216 of the Senate Hart Office Building.

Chairman Durbin will preside.

Member Statements

  1. Senator Patrick Leahy D (VT)
  2. Senator Sam Brownback R (KS)
  3. Senator Dick Durbin D (IL)

Witnesses

Panel I

  1. Jeffrey Krilla
    Deputy Assistant Secretary
    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State
    Washington , DC

Panel II

  1. Ka Hsaw Wa
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, EarthRights International
    Ka Hsaw Wa is a pseudonym used to protect his ability to investigate human rights abuses and to protect his family members still living in Burma.
    Washington , DC
  2. Nnimmo Bassey
    Executive Director
    Environmental Rights Action
    Lagos , Nigeria
  3. Bennett Freeman
    Senior Vice President for Social Research and Policy
    Calvert
    Washington , DC
  4. Arvind Ganesan
    Director for Business and Human Rights
    Human Rights Watch
    Washington , DC