S.Con.Res.9 - A concurrent resolution condemning the violence in East Timor and urging the establishment of an international war crimes tribunal for prosecuting crimes against humanity that occurred during that conflict.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 02/13/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||02/13/2001 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.9 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Condemns the violence that has occurred in East Timor and in the refugee camps of West Timor since January 1, 1999. Denounces the leaders of the militias and paramilitary groups who are responsible for the attacks and their accomplices in Indonesia. Expresses support for efforts in Indonesia toward domestic prosecutions of those responsible.
Introduced in Senate (02/13/2001)
Urges the President and the Secretary of State to: (1) endorse and support the establishment of an international criminal tribunal to prosecute individuals responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor and crimes against United Nations (UN) personnel deployed in East Timor and in the refugee camps of West Timor; (2) direct the pertinent executive agencies to begin collecting and organizing information, and to provide appropriate resources, to assist in preparation of indictments and prosecution of cases before such a tribunal; and (3) work with the international community for the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution establishing an international criminal court for East Timor.