H.Con.Res.431 - Condemning the use of torture and other forms of cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment in the United States and other countries, and expressing support for victims of those practices.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 06/26/2002)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/20/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.431 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Declares that Congress: (1) condemns the use of torture and other forms of cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment in the United States and other countries; (2) recognizes the United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture and expresses support for all victims of torture who are struggling to overcome the physical scars and psychological effects of such practices; and (3) encourages training law enforcement personnel and others in the prevention of torture and other forms of cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment.
Introduced in House (06/26/2002)
Encourages the Secretary of State to seek the adoption of a commitment to: (1) treat confessions and other evidence obtained through torture or other forms of cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment, as inadmissible in any legal proceeding; and (2) prohibit, in law and in practice, incommunicado detention.