Summary: S.2621 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (09/28/2000)

East Timor Repatriation and Security Act of 2000 - Expresses the sense of Congress to utilize all diplomatic and economic means to press for: (1) safe repatriation to East Timor of all East Timorese in West Timor and elsewhere who wish to return to East Timor; (2) an end to border incidents and infiltration of militias and an end to any other violent actions by militias and the armed forces of the Republic of Indonesia against the people or territory of East Timor; (3) processes and prosecutions leading to justice for victims of violence in East Timor; (4) rapid reconstruction of East Timor, including maximum consultation with and inclusion of local personnel; and (5) a significant increase in employment for East Timorese in all internationally- sponsored reconstruction and United Nations efforts relating to East Timor.

Conditions resumption of previously suspended U.S. military cooperation and military assistance for the armed forces of the Republic of Indonesia upon certification by the President that the Government of Indonesia and the Indonesian Armed Forces are: (1) taking effective measures to bring to justice members of the armed forces and militia groups against whom there is credible evidence of human rights violations; (2) taking effective measures to bring to justice members of the armed forces against whom there is credible evidence of aiding or abetting militia groups; (3) allowing displaced persons and refugees to return safely to East Timor; (4) not impeding United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor; (5) demonstrating a commitment to preventing incursions into East Timor by members of militia groups in West Timor; and (6) cooperating with investigations and prosecutions of Armed Forces and militia group members responsible for human rights violations.

Declares that Congress recognizes and salutes members of the United States Armed Forces who have assisted the international peacekeeping operation in East Timor.