S.Con.Res.18 - A concurrent resolution expressing the concern of the Congress for the ongoing human rights abuses in Burma and for the status of displaced Burmese and Burmese refugees.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Cranston, Alan [D-CA] (Introduced 03/12/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations | House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/29/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.18 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/12/1991)
Calls upon: (1) Burma's State Law and Order Restoration Council to cede legal authority to a civilian government as mandated by the May 1990 elections; and (2) the United Nations Human Rights Commission to seek greater access to Burma for its Expert on human rights and to continue and expand its scrutiny of human rights in such country.
Condemns: (1) the arrest and detention of Burmese citizens for the peaceful expression of their political views; and (2) such Government's disregard of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Urges: (1) the President to impose additional economic sanctions upon Burma pursuant to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990; (2) the United States to affirm its support for the resettlement of Burmese asylum seekers; and (3) the Government of Thailand to accord all displaced Burmese temporary safe haven, protection against return of those who might face persecution, and access to procedures for third country resettlement for those Burmese refugees who are without safe and reasonable alternatives.