H.R.1531 - To amend title 28, United States Code, relating to jurisdictional immunities of the Federal Republic of Germany, to grant jurisdiction to the courts of the United States in certain cases involving acts of genocide occuring against certain individuals during World War II in the predecessor states of the Federal Republic of Germany, or in any territories or areas occupied, annexed, or otherwise controlled by those states.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] (Introduced 05/05/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/29/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1531 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/05/1997)
Amends the Federal judicial code to make an exception to the jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state in certain cases where money damages are sought for the personal injury of a U.S. citizen caused by an act of genocide occurring during World War II in the predecessor states of the Federal Republic of Germany, or in any territories or areas occupied, annexed, or otherwise controlled by those states. Sets the venue for such cases.
Makes an exception to immunity from attachment with respect to such claims.