H.Con.Res.178 - Concerning persecution of Montagnard peoples in Vietnam.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] (Introduced 06/28/2001)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||07/25/2001 Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.178 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Urges the Government of Vietnam to: (1) allow freedom of religious belief and practice to all Montagnards; (2) return all traditional Montagnard lands that have been confiscated or encroached upon; (3) allow nongovernmental and international humanitarian organizations to deliver humanitarian assistance directly to Montagnards in their villages; (4) open up all parts of the Central Highlands to journalists and other observers; and (5) withdraw its security forces from Cambodia and stop hunting refugees.
Introduced in House (06/28/2001)
Commends: (1) the Royal Cambodian Government for its official policy of guaranteeing temporary asylum for Montagnards fleeing Vietnam and urges that Government to take specified measures, including providing security at sites where refugees are sheltered; (2) the officials and employees in Cambodia of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN Human Rights Center for their assistance to and advocacy on behalf of Montagnard asylum seekers and refugees; and (3) the Department of State for the assistance to and advocacy of Montagnard asylum seekers that have been provided by officials and employees of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.
Urges the State Department to make clear to the Vietnamese Government that continued mistreatment of Montagnards and efforts to seek forcible repatriation of refugees and asylum seekers from Cambodia represent a grave threat to the normalization process between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam and a serious obstacle to any prospects for the future provision of U.S. assistance to that Government.