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.
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.