H.Res.1077 - Expressing deep concern over the use of civilians as "human shields" in violation of international humanitarian law and the law of war during armed conflict, including Hezbollah's tactic of embedding its forces among civilians to use them as human shields during the recent conflict between Hezbollah and the State of Israel.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] (Introduced 09/29/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/12/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.1077 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/29/2006)
Condemns the use of innocent civilians as human shields, including Hezbollah's recent use of this brutal and illegal tactic.
Calls on: (1) the international community to recognize the breaches of international law through the use of human shields; and (2) the community of U.S. and international jurisprudential scholars and practitioners and the leadership of the Armed Forces to review the current international legal regime and to make recommendations to prevent the future use of human shields during armed conflicts.