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H.RES.136: Urging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 18 (13 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Calls on Turkey to: (1) eliminate all forms of discrimination, particularly those based on race or religion, and grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition and ecclesiastic succession; (2) safeguard religious and human rights; (3) continue the advancement of processes and programs to modernize and democratize its own society; (4) respect international law, European Union laws, and the basic tenets of human rights; and (5) prove that it is ready to meet the criteria set forth by the Copenhagen European Council prior to its accession into the European Union.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.