S.654 - Convention Against Torture Implementation Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 03/17/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||11/08/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: S.654 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2005)
Convention Against Torture Implementation Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit to the appropriate congressional committees an annual list of countries where torture is known to be used.
Prohibits the direct or indirect transfer or return of persons by the United States or any contractor: (1) to a listed country; or (2) if substantial grounds exist for believing a person would be in danger of torture.
Sets forth conditions under which: (1) the Secretary may waive such transfer prohibition; and (2) a treaty-based transfer may occur.