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Passed House amended (09/19/2006)

Welcomes the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's recent attempts to establish private land use rights for some of its citizens and hopes that these rights are expanded to all Vietnamese citizens.

Calls on the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to more fully recognize its property restitution responsibility, and to direct local officials, particularly in the Central Highlands region, to resolve land confiscation complaints.

Urges the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to: (1) form a national restitution claims commission; and (2) ensure that land use reforms do not result in increased land inequity, particularly for the poor and for those out of favor with the Communist Party.

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should: (1) consider individual land use rights in determining whether the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a country of particular concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998; and (2) direct the Secretary of State to include the status of land use rights and restitution claims in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the annual country reports on human rights under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.