Fulfilling Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad

July 27, 2011

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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John B. Bellinger III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the practical benefits that enactment of the Consular Notification Compliance Act of 2011 will have for Americans who are detained and imprisoned by other countries.

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