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June 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush said Wednesday that he is keeping Richard Schifter as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs. Schifter, 63, has held the post since 1985. He also serves as the State Department representative on the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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March 4, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian delegates submitted a detailed 16-page self-government proposal Tuesday, calling for election of a legislature for the West Bank and Gaza Strip by the end of September and withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the occupied territories a month later. Israeli officials said the plan appears to be unacceptable, although they promised to study it before issuing their point-by-point response.
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December 20, 1990 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hope for a possible easing of political repression in China has emerged from a visit by the State Department's top human rights envoy, American officials said Wednesday. Richard Schifter, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, said that Chinese officials, in two days of discussions, accepted for the first time that human rights is a legitimate factor in Sino-U.S. relations.
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December 20, 1990 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hope for a possible easing of political repression in China has emerged from a visit by the State Department's top human rights envoy, American officials said Wednesday. Richard Schifter, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, said that Chinese officials, in two days of discussions, accepted for the first time that human rights is a legitimate factor in Sino-U.S. relations.
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March 4, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian delegates submitted a detailed 16-page self-government proposal Tuesday, calling for election of a legislature for the West Bank and Gaza Strip by the end of September and withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the occupied territories a month later. Israeli officials said the plan appears to be unacceptable, although they promised to study it before issuing their point-by-point response.
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August 12, 1993 | Associated Press
President Clinton has named former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Schifter, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George Bush administrations, to serve as a special assistant on the National Security Council staff.
NEWS
January 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Ambassador Richard Schifter, the U.S. representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, has been appointed to head the American delegation to a coming six-week meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the State Department announced Wednesday.
NEWS
October 3, 1985
President Reagan plans to nominate Richard Schifter, the U.S. representative on the United Nations Commission for Human Rights, as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, the White House said. Schifter, a Washington attorney, will succeed Elliott Abrams if confirmed by the Senate.
NEWS
June 26, 1987
Richard Schifter, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, said the United States will seek medical access to ailing Soviet political prisoners after allowing Soviet doctors to examine an imprisoned American Indian. On Wednesday, two Soviet eye doctors went to the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., to see Leonard Peltier, who is serving two life sentences for the 1975 shooting deaths of two FBI agents at a South Dakota Indian reservation.
NEWS
February 9, 1989
North Korea and Cuba were the world's worst human rights violators in 1988 because of their efforts to convert their people into "automatons," Assistant Secretary of State Richard Schifter said. "What we are talking about here is total repression," Schifter said at a news briefing on the State Department's annual human rights report. He likened North Korea to a "nightmare state" and said that in Cuba, there is "total penetration of the country by secret police truly spying on every citizen."
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June 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush said Wednesday that he is keeping Richard Schifter as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs. Schifter, 63, has held the post since 1985. He also serves as the State Department representative on the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
NEWS
May 16, 1985
Any hope for improvement in U.S.-Soviet relations, including arms control agreements, is "inextricably linked" to a better Soviet performance in human rights, the head of the U.S. delegation warned at a human rights conference in Ottawa. Richard Schifter, citing dozens of examples, accused the Soviet Union of willfully violating provisions of the 1975 Helsinki accords that committed 35 countries to improving basic human rights, including the right to freedom expression.
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February 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Mikhail S. Gorbachev improved the Soviet human rights performance last year and there "has been some relaxation in the harshness of repression," but more dramatic progress is awaited, the State Department said today. In its annual report on human rights in 169 countries and territories, the department also said it observed positive signs in Poland, Hungary, South Korea and Taiwan.
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