H.Res.128 - Condemning the murder of human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson and calling for the protection of defense attorneys in Northern Ireland.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/23/1999)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/20/1999 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.Res.128 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (04/20/1999)
Recognizes the historic significance of the 1998 Good Friday Peace Accords and commends the people of Northern Ireland for their commitment to work together in peace.
Condemns all violence committed in violation of the Northern Ireland cease-fire agreement.
Calls on the Government of the United Kingdom to: (1) launch an independent public inquiry for the investigation of the murder of defense attorney Rosemary Nelson so that evidence gathering, witness interviews, and the issuance of a detailed, public report can be based on the work of law enforcement experts not connected to or reliant upon the efforts of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; (2) institute an independent judicial inquiry into allegations that defense attorneys are systematically harassed and intimidated by security forces; and (3) implement the United Nations Special Rapporteur's recommendation for an independent inquiry into the possibility of collusion in the killing of defense attorney Patrick Finucane.