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1998

  • 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.  Secretary Albright, Op-Ed in the Washington Times (12/10/98)
  • Measures to Prevent Genocide and Other Atrocities.  U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, address at the Holocaust Museum, Washington DC (12/10/98)
  • Human Rights Day.  President Clinton, remarks at Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, White House, Washington, DC (12/10/98)
  • Human Rights.  Secretary Albright, address to the Rosalyn Carter Distinguished Lecture Series, Atlanta, Georgia (12/03/98)
  • Human Rights and International Justice.  U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Hanover, New Hampshire (10/23/98)
  • The International Criminal Court. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, remarks before the 6th Committee of the 53rd General Assembly, New York (10/21/98)
  • International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Under Secretary Eizenstat, Assistant Secretary Shattuck, and Special Representative Seiple, Washington, DC (10/9/98)
  • Realizing the Vision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Mahwah, NJ (9/16/98)
  • America's Stake in Peace, Security, and Justice. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Washington, DC (8/31/98)
  • Release of the Department's Report on Compliance with the Helsinki Agreement for 1998. Press statement by Acting Spokesman James Foley (8/18/98)
  • Women To Convene in Northern Ireland -- Vital Voices: Women in Democracy Conference, August 31-September 2. Notice to the press (8/18/98)
  • State Department Calls for End of Human Rights Violation in Congo Crisis. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (8/7/98)
  • October 1998 "Vital Voices of the Americas: Women in Democracy" Conference. White House Fact Sheet, Washington, DC (7/24/98)
  • Developments at Rome Treaty Conference. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the UN Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of a Permanent International Criminal Court David Scheffer, Washington, DC (7/23/98)
  • Execution of Baha'i in Iran. Statement by White House Press Secretary, Washington, DC (7/23/98)
  • Status of Negotiations on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the UN Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court David Scheffer, Rome, Italy (7/15/98)
  • Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act--HR 4007. Department Historian William Slany, Washington, DC (7/14/98)
  • Remarks at Consultation with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (7/14/98)
  • Putting Women in the Mainstream of American Foreign Policy. Secretary Albright, Seneca Falls, New York (7/11/98)
  • U.S. Government To Provide Funding for OAS Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (7/10/98)
  • Sri Lanka: Verdict in Human Rights Case. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (7/7/98)
  • U.S. Position on Self-Initiating Prosecutor at the Rome Conference on Establishment of International Criminal Court. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (6/23/98)
  • U.S. Releases Proposal on Elements of Crimes at the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (6/22/98)
  • Remarks to Religious Leaders and Announcement of Senior Advisor for International Religious Freedom. President Clinton, Washington, DC (6/18/98)
  • Remarks to Religious Leaders. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (6/18/98)
  • U.S. Participation in the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. Press statement by Deputy Spokesman James Foley (6/12/98)
  • Nigeria: Senior-Level U.S. Government Visit. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/29/98)
  • Nigeria: Recent Arrests of Pro-Democracy Leaders. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/27/98)
  • Tajikistan: Concern about Political Party Law -- Its Effect on the Peace Process. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/27/98)
  • Accountability for War Crimes, Past and Future. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Washington, DC (5/21/98)
  • Seeking Accountability for War Crimes: Past, Present and Future. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, San Francisco, California (5/13/98)
  • Cuba: Implementation of March 20 Measures. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/13/98)
  • International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Assistant Secretary Shattuck, Washington, DC (5/12/98)
  • Colombia: Army Commander's Remarks on Human Rights Criticism. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/12/98)
  • Turkey: Human Rights Leader Birdal Shot, Critically Wounded. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (5/12/98)
  • Niger: Freedom of the Press. Press statement by Deputy Spokesman James Foley (5/6/98)
  • The Cuban People Will be Free. Op-ed by Secretary Albright for Diario Las Americas, Miami, Florida (5/3/98)
  • U.S. to Co-Sponsor Bamako Workshop on Democracy and Good Governance. Press statement by Deputy Spokesman James Foley (5/1/98)
  • U.S. Welcomes Croatia's Extradition Request To Prosecute Dinko Sakic for Crimes Committed During the Holocaust and Swift Action by Argentina To Arrest Sakic. Press statement by Deputy Spokesman James Foley (5/1/98)
  • The Killing of Bishop Gerardi in Guatemala. Press statement by Deputy Spokesman James Foley (4/27/98)
  • Identifying and Protecting the Human Rights of Migrants. Department Counselor Wendy Sherman, Crystal City, Virginia (4/23/98)
  • Responding to Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Washington, DC (4/22/98)
  • U.S. Sponsors International Seminar on Human Rights and Migrants. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (4/22/98)
  • UN Human Rights Commission Vote on Cuba Resolution. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (4/21/98)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN Human Rights Investigative Team. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (4/17/98)
  • State Department Regrets Suspension of Human Rights Group. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (4/7/98)
  • Establishing an International Criminal Court. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (4/2/98)
  • Human Rights and Democracy. Assistant Secretary Shattuck, Washington, DC (4/1/98)
  • U.S. Policy on International Criminal Tribunals. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Washington, DC (3/31/98)
  • Freedom of Worship in Laos. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (3/26/98)
  • Statement to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Address by Ambassador William Richardson, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (3/25/98)
  • H.R. 2431: The Freedom From Religious Persecution Act. Deputy Assistant Secretary Kreczko, Washington, DC (3/24/98)
  • Secretary Albright Announces $1.075 Million to Support Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal Investigations in Kosovo. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (3/13/98)
  • Statement to Subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (3/4/98)
  • The Pall of the Past: The Holocaust and Genocide on the Eve of the 21st Century. Deputy of the Office of War Crimes Issues Thomas Warrick, Seattle, Washington (2/28/98)
  • An International Criminal Court: The Challenge of Enforcing International Humanitarian Law. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Los Angeles, California (2/26/98)
  • Statement to Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (2/26/98)
  • Statement to Subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (2/25/98)
  • The Clear and Present Danger of War Crimes. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, New York, New York (2/24/98)
  • Remarks Before the House International Relations Committee. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (2/12/98)
  • Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (2/10/98)
  • Reconciling Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities with Conflict Resolution. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, New York, New York (2/5/98)
  • Witness and Victim Protection in International Criminal Courts. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, New York, New York (1/28/98)
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance Visit to the U.S. Press statement by Spokesman James Rubin (1/22/98)
  • Challenges Confronting International Justice. U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer, Boston, Massachusetts (1/14/98)
  • Remarks and Q&A Session at Center for National Policy. Secretary Albright, Washington, DC (1/13/98)

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