Summary: H.Con.Res.131 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/21/1993)

Condemns the Sudanese Government for its human rights abuses and calls upon such government to improve human rights conditions.

Calls on the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army to cease hostilities and resolve differences through peaceful means and to allow access to relief organizations and human rights organizations. Encourages the Government of Sudan to hand over political power to an elected civilian government as soon as possible and to lift the press ban. Recognizes the right of the people of southern Sudan to self-determination.

Commends: (1) the Clinton administration for placing Sudan on the list of states having a government that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism; and (2) the Governments of Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda and the Organization of African Unity for their mediation efforts.

Calls upon the President to: (1) appoint a special representative for mediation, reconciliation, and peace in Sudan; (2) increase the level of humanitarian assistance provided through nongovernmental organizations; (3) explore other means necessary to force the Sudanese Government to halt its war policies should humanitarian conditions further deteriorate and such government continue to impede relief efforts; and (4) urge the United Nations to take certain steps to end the conflict in Sudan, including imposing an arms embargo, and to protect war and famine victims.