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Cablegate: Request for Portuguese-Speaking Federal Judge

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PP RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN
DE RUEHTO #0897 2061148
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251148Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY MAPUTO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5739
INFO RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
RUEHLI/AMEMBASSY LISBON 1277
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0138
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 0107
RUEHPA/AMEMBASSY PRAIA 0018
RUEHDK/AMEMBASSY DAKAR 0202
RUEHLC/AMEMBASSY LIBREVILLE 0353

UNCLAS MAPUTO 000897

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IIP/G/AF (AMURPHY, GSTEELE); AF/PD (LMING);
AF/S (HTREGER)

PARIS FOR ARS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCOR KDEM OIIP KPAO MZ

SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING FEDERAL JUDGE
PETER MESSITTE AS IIP SPEAKER

REF: Maputo 738

1. NAME OF SPEAKER AND DATES: Peter J. Messitte, United
States District Judge, District of Maryland, Greenbelt,
MD. Speaker conducted successful, high-impact DVC with
Maputo on June 8, 2006 (see reftel).

2. DATES REQUESTED: MAY 1-15, 2007 (any five program
days during this period).

3. TOPICS: Judicial Independence, Corruption, U.S.
Judicial System. Speaker will address in fluent
Portuguese his experience as a federal judge, ideas
about judicial independence, and the judicial role in
upholding human rights and dealing with corruption.

4. MPP GOALS: Democratic Systems and Practices.
Strategy 2: Support efforts of government and civil
society to combat corruption. Strategy 3: Promote good
governance at local and national levels.

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5. AUDIENCES: The Mozambican Bar Association would co-
sponsor the visit and organize a major program.
Additionally, Judge Messitte would meet with judges,
prosecutors, academics and NGOs active in the judicial
sector and human rights.

6. CONTACT INFORMATION: Judge Peter J. Messitte, United
States District Judge, District of Maryland, U.S.
Courthouse, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770;
Telephone: 301/344-0632; Fax: 301/344-0636; Email:
Judge_Messitte@mdd.uscourts.gov.

7. LANGUAGE REQUIRMENT: Professional level fluency in
Portuguese

8. NAME OF MISSION PROGRAM OFFICER: Kristin Kane, PAO
(EDA, August -+8, 2006). Office: 258-21-392-797.
Cell: 258-82-321-2920. Email: KaneKM2@state.gov.
Backup: Amelia Massavanhane, Program Coordinator.
Office: 258-21-392-797. Email:
MassavanhaneAB@state.gov.

Dudley

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