Summary: S.Con.Res.59 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/31/1997)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) hosting a summit of the heads of state or government of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should be reserved for participating states that have demonstrated steadfast support for Helsinki principles and standards, particularly respect for human rights; (2) the United States should refuse to give consensus to any proposal that Turkey serve as the venue for such a summit meeting until the Turkish Government has demonstrably improved implementation of its OSCE commitments, including action to address human rights concerns; (3) the United States should encourage the development of genuine democracy in Turkey; and (4) the President should report to the Congress by April 15, 1998, on any improvement in Turkey's human rights record.