March 4, 1992 |
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.
August 12, 1993 |
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.
January 24, 1985 |
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.
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.
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.
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."