Summary: S.Res.309 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/10/2002)

Commends Bosnia and Herzegovina for its progress during the past decade on implementing the Dayton Peace Agreement and the Constituent Peoples' Decision of its Constitutional Court. Calls for further strengthening of respect for human rights, the rule of law, and its free market economy. Urges Bosnia and Herzegovina to make all national institutions and state-level governmental bodies mandated by the Dayton Agreement fully operational.

Expresses support for: (1) Bosnia and Herzegovina's aspiration to become a member of the Partnership for Peace; and (2) creating a joint military command as soon as possible.

Urges Bosnia and Herzegovina to accelerate the return of refugees and displaced persons and to intensify its cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, in particular with regard to surrendering to the Court individuals indicted for war crimes.

Reaffirms the importance for Bosnia and Herzegovina's future of participation in the European integration process and welcomes the improvement in mutual cooperation among the successor states of the former Yugoslavia and the strengthening of cooperation within the region.

Recognizes the important role of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian-American community in improving bilateral relations.