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[Brussels] European Parliament Hearing on human rights in China in the run-up to the Olympic Games 2008

November 26, 2007

Event: European Parliament Hearing on human rights in China in the run-up to the Olympic Games 2008
Date: Monday, November 26, 2007
Time: 15:45 – 17:15

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Venue: Room PHS 01 A 002 ("Anna Lindh"), European Parliament, Brussels


On November 26th, Executive Director Sharon Hom spoke at a hearing on China in the European Parliament Sub Committee on Human Rights. The hearing focused on human rights concerns in China as the country prepares for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and discussed potential actions various international actors could take in responding to these concerns, including the European Parliament and the International Olympic Committee.

To read Sharon Hom's testimony at the hearing, please visit http://hrichina.org/public/contents/45691 or see http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/afet/
droi/hearings/20071126_speechhom.pdf
;

For more information or to see video of the hearing, please visit the following webpages:

EP press release, including a link to video of the hearing:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/
015-13596-330-11-48-902-20071126IPR13587
-26-11-2007-2007-false/default_en.htm
;

Short video clip of hearing (scroll down to "EU - China" at 17:42):
http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?date=11/26/2007;

Hearing agenda:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/afet/
droi/hearings/20071126_programme_en.pdf
;

Event poster:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/afet/
droi/hearings/20071126_poster_en.pdf
;

Testimony from various panelists (scroll down to "26 November 2007"):
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/afet/droi/hearings.htm.

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