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Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2006

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Official Title as Introduced

To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/26/2006Introduced in House

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06/27/2006Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent.
06/27/2006Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
06/26/2006Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/26/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House International Relations06/26/2006 Referred to
06/27/2006 Markup by

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Introduced in House (06/26/2006)

Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2006 - States that is U.S. policy to: (1) support human rights, democracy, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, peacekeeping capacity building, and economic development in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; (2) collaborate with Ethiopia in the Global War on Terror; (3) seek the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia; (4) foster stability, democracy, and economic development in the region; and (5) strengthen U.S.-Ethiopian relations.

Directs the Secretary of State to take specified actions to support human rights and democratization in Ethiopia.

Prohibits until the President makes specified congressional certifications: (1) security assistance to Ethiopia, with exceptions for peacekeeping or counter-terrorism assistance; and (2) U.S. entry of any Ethiopian official involved in giving orders to use lethal force against peaceful demonstrators or accused of gross human rights violations, government security personnel involved in shootings of demonstrators, and Ethiopian civilians involved in killings of Ethiopian policemen.

Directs the President to provide assistance for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian torture victims.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should: (1) encourage the government of Ethiopia to enter into discussions with the Oromo Liberation Front to bring them into full participation in Ethiopia's political and economic affairs; and (2) provide necessary assistance to help achieve such goal.

Directs the President to provide Ethiopia with: (1) economic policy assistance; (2) financing for U.S.-Ethiopian commercial ventures; and (3) resource policy assistance.