S.RES.219: A resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and others to be tried before the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Sept. 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Condemns the ongoing violence, the use of chemical weapons, and the systematic human rights violations carried out by Syrian government forces under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad as well as abuses committed by other groups involved in the civil war in Syria.

Supports the people of Syria seeking peaceful democratic change.

Calls on the United Nations Security Council, based on evidence that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been perpetrated in Syria, to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6298-6299)