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Passed Senate amended (05/20/1997)

Condemns the violations of international humanitarian law by the Taliban coalition in Afghanistan, the reported cases of stoning, public executions, and street beatings, and the Taliban's targeted discrimination against women and girls.

Urges the Taliban and all other parties in Afghanistan to cease providing safe haven to suspected terrorists or permitting Afghan territory to be used for terrorist training.

Affirms the need for peace negotiations and expresses hope that the Afghan parties will agree to a cease-fire.

Urges the President to: (1) continue to monitor the human rights situation in Afghanistan; (2) call for adherence to international humanitarian law by all Afghan factions; (3) call for an end to the systematic discrimination and harassment of women and girls in Afghanistan; (4) encourage efforts to procure a durable peace in Afghanistan and support the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan to assist in brokering a peaceful resolution to years of conflict; (5) call upon the Government of Pakistan to use its good offices with the Taliban to cease human rights violations, end provision of safe haven to terrorists and terrorist training camps, and reverse discriminatory policies against women and girls; (6) call upon other nations to cease providing financial assistance, arms, and other kinds of support to the militaries or political organizations of any of the warring factions in Afghanistan; and (7) undertake a review of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.