H.Con.Res.152 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that all parties to the multiparty peace talks regarding Northern Ireland should condemn violence and fully integrate internationally recognized human rights standards and adequately address outstanding human rights violations as part of the peace process.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 09/17/1997)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/19/1998 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/18/1998 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.152 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/18/1998)
Condemns the violence committed on all sides of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Commends the leadership in both the British and Irish Governments and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Independent Chairman of the multiparty talks, for fostering a new environment in which human rights concerns may be addressed and an agreement may be reached expeditiously through inclusive talks regarding Northern Ireland.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) all parties should reject violence and work diligently through democratic, peaceful means to reach a just and lasting peace in Northern Ireland; (2) human rights should be protected for all citizens and any peace agreement in Northern Ireland must recognize the state's obligation to protect such rights; and (3) there are a number of measures which can be taken immediately that would remedy abusive human rights policies and build confidence in the peace process.