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H.RES.587: Expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, accountability, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka so that Sri Lankans from all ethnic and religious communities may benefit from the end of the country's 26-year civil war.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Rush Holt, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 30 (25 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced May 19, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Calls on the government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Recognizes that the LLRC report has not adequately addressed accountability for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity that may have been committed by the government of Sri Lanka and the terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Commends the U.S. representatives on their leadership on United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution (UNHRC) A/HRC/25/L.1.Rev.1 establishing an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights investigation into allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other human rights violations committed in Sri Lanka.

Recommends that the Department of State restrict U.S. entry for anyone responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Calls for the government of Sri Lanka to: (1) allow greater media and religious freedoms, and (2) prioritize the process of demilitari...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
June 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
May 19, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 19, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs