H.Con.Res.83 - Urging the appropriate representative of the United States to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to introduce a resolution calling upon the Government of the People's Republic of China to end its human rights violations in China, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/03/2005)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||09/12/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1690-1691) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.83 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/03/2005)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the U.S. Government should continue to insist that the People's Republic of China (PRC) respect its citizens' fundamental human rights; and (2) the U.S. representative should introduce a resolution at the 61st Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, detailing the human rights situation in the PRC and urging it to abide by internationally recognized human rights standards.
Urges the PRC to: (1) stop the persecution of religious practitioners and to safeguard fundamental human rights; (2) stop the forced return of North Korean refugees; (3) end its coercive one-child per family policy; (4) investigate the 1989 Tiananmen Square event, release all prisoners held in connection with that event, and compensate the families who lost their loved ones; (5) release all prisoners of conscience, persons held because of their religious activities, and persons of humanitarian concern; (6) release the 11th Panchen Lama identified by Dalai Lama and allow him to undertake his rightful role; and (7) allow visits to China by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Religious Intolerance and Torture, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.