H.R.2092 - Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6] (Introduced 04/24/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Foreign Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 102-367 Part 1; H.Rept 102-367 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||03/12/1992 Became Public Law No: 102-256.|
This bill has the status Became Law
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- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.2092 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (11/25/1991)
Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 - Imposes civil liability on anyone who, under actual or apparent authority or under color of law of any foreign nation, subjects any individual to torture or extrajudicial killing. Directs a court to decline to hear a claim under this Act if the claimant has not exhausted adequate and available remedies in the place where the conduct giving rise to the claim occurred.
Specifies that no action shall be maintained under this Act unless it is commenced within ten years after the cause of action arose.