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H.CON.RES.51: Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 22 (7 Democrats, 15 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should urge the government of Syria and other groups involved in the civil war in Syria to implement an immediate cease fire and engage in negotiations to end the bloodshed; (2) the United States should declare that it is a requirement of basic justice that war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, whether committed by officials of the government of Syria or members of other groups involved in the civil war in Syria, should be investigated and prosecuted; (3) the President should direct the U.S. representative to the United Nations (U.N.) to promote the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal; (4) in working with other countries to establish a Syrian war crimes tribunal the United States should promote judicial procedures that enable the prosecution of the most culpable persons guilty of directing such crimes; (5) the United States should m...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.