Summary: H.R.2832 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/05/2001)

Viet Nam Human Rights Act - Declares the purpose of this Act is to promote the development of freedom and democracy in Viet Nam.

Prohibits U.S. nonhumanitarian assistance to the Government of Viet Nam, with specified exceptions, unless the President determines and certifies to Congress that the Government of Viet Nam has made substantial progress in meeting certain human rights requirements.

Requires the President to ensure that certain human rights requirements are applied with respect to the provision by specified international financial institutions of multilateral nonhumanitarian assistance to Viet Nam.

Authorizes U.S. assistance for the support of individuals and organizations to promote human rights and nonviolent democratic change in Viet Nam.

Sets forth U.S. policy with respect to: (1) overcoming the jamming of Radio Free Asia by Viet Nam; (2) U.S. educational and cultural exchange programs to promote freedom and democracy in Viet Nam; and (3) the offer of refugee resettlement to Viet Nam nationals.

Directs the Secretary of State to report annually to Congress on Viet Nam's progress toward freedom and democracy.