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Meeting No. 87
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 1:06 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Scott Reid, presiding.


Members of the Subcommittee present: Hon. Irwin Cotler, Nina Grewal, Pierre Jacob, Scott Reid, Gary Ralph Schellenberger and David Sweet.


Acting Members present: Philip Toone for Wayne Marston.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Erin Shaw, Analyst; Brian Hermon, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Jocelyn Kelly, Director, Women in War Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

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

Jocelyn Kelly made a statement and answered questions.


At 2:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:04 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Subcommittee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Subcommittee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $27,991.04, for the study of the human rights situation in Eritrea, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.


At 2:10 p.m., the Subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Subcommittee

2013/06/12 3:51 p.m.