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Meeting No. 3
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 1:10 p.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Scott Reid, presiding.


Members of the Subcommittee present: Hon. Irwin Cotler, Nina Grewal, Russ Hiebert, Ève Péclet, Scott Reid and David Sweet.


Acting Members present: Mylène Freeman for Wayne Marston.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Melissa Radford, Analyst; Erin Shaw, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Jillian Stirk, Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Eurasia and Africa Bureau; James Junke, Acting Director General, International Organizations, Human Rights and Democracy Bureau; Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force. Canadian International Development Agency: Julia Hill, Acting Senior Vice President, Geographic Programs Branch; Jean-Bernard Parenteau, Director, Central Africa and Great Lakes.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Subcommittee on Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Subcommittee commenced its study on the sexual violence against women used systematically as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jillian Stirk and Julia Hill made statements and, with Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, answered questions.


It was agreed, — That Desire Kilolwa be invited to appear in relation to the study on sexual violence against women used systematically as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


At 2:06 p.m., the Subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Subcommittee

2011/10/26 10:48 a.m.