Summary: S.Con.Res.137 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (09/22/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.)

States that Congress recognizes and approves the findings of the Secretary of State that genocide has occurred and may still be occurring in Darfur, Sudan, and that the Government of Sudan bears responsibility for such acts.

Supports the Secretary's call for a full United Nations (UN) investigation into all violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law in Darfur.

Calls upon the Secretary and the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to pursue the immediate suspension of Sudan from the UN Commission on Human Rights until it meets its obligations regarding Darfur.

Calls upon the Secretary and the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to take immediate steps to pursue the establishment of a formal UN investigation to determine whether the Government of Sudan's actions in Darfur constitute acts of genocide.

Calls upon the member states of the UN Commission on Human Rights to convene a special session to consider the acute human rights situation in Sudan for the purpose of considering whether Sudan should be suspended from Commission membership.