Summary: S.Con.Res.58 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.Con.Res.58. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/30/1997)

Condemns the newly passed Russian law restricting freedom of religion and violating international norms, treaties to which the Russian Federation is a signatory, and the Russian Constitution.

Calls upon: (1) President Clinton to make clear to President Yeltsin and the Russian legislature the U.S. position that such law may seriously harm U.S.-Russian relations; (2) President Yeltsin and the Russian legislature to uphold their international commitments on human rights, abide by the Russian Constitution's guarantee of freedom of religion, and reconsider their position by amending the law and lifting all restrictions on freedom of religion; and (3) all governments and legislatures of the independent states of the former Soviet Union to respect religious human rights and resist efforts to adopt the discriminatory Russian law.