H.Con.Res.212 - Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the Guatemalan peace process and the need for greater protection of human rights in Guatemala.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] (Introduced 02/24/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/09/1994 Referred to the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.212 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/24/1994)
Commends: (1) the President of Guatemala, Ramiro de Leon Carpio, and the leaders of the Guatemalan National Revoluntionary Union for establishing a framework for formal negotiations to bring an end to the internal armed conflict and set Guatemala on the road to democracy; and (2) the leaders of the various segments of civilian society, under the leadership of Bishop Rodolfo Quezada Toruno, for their role in articulating the concerns of all sectors of Guatemalan society and for bringing critical issues onto the agenda of the peace negotiations.
Calls on: (1) the Group of Friends of the peace negotiations (Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Norway, and the United States) to continue and intensify their support of such negotiations; (2) President de Leon Carpio to develop a measurable and substantive plan to end human rights abuses and disband the Civil Self-Defense Patrols, to ensure the safety of the returnees, and to recognize the civilian character of the Communities of Populations in Resistance; and (3) the executive branch of the U.S. Government to condition all assistance to Guatemala, except for humanitarian and development assistance, on full compliance with recommended measures of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, on continuation of the peace process, on substantive improvement in the protection of human rights, on the dissolution of the Patrols, on the guaranteed safety of refugees, returnees, and the internally displaced, on verifiable resolution of the Devine, Ortiz, and Mack cases, and on the strengthening of the various segments of civilian society.