H.Res.32 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning systematic rape in the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] (Introduced 01/06/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/18/1993 Executive Comment Received from State. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.32 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/06/1993)
States that rape is an unacceptable means of warfare and condemns the systematic and widespread rape of women and girls in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia).
Applauds: (1) Secretary of State Eagleburger for denouncing crimes against humanity in the conflict in Bosnia and for calling for an international crimes tribunal to prosecute such crimes; and (2) the adoption of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 798 and the declaration of the Council of Ministers of the European Community which denounced the systematic rape of Moslem women in such conflict.
Urges the President to: (1) publicly condemn systematic rape in such conflict; (2) state that rape and forced pregnancy as tactics of war are crimes against humanity and war crimes; and (3) support the establishment by the UN of an international tribunal to prosecute such crimes.
Urges that: (1) all countries participating in humanitarian relief efforts in the former Yugoslavia should allocate resources for the treatment of rape victims; and (2) all parties to the conflict should take steps to protect rights of women and girls.