Summary: S.Con.Res.16 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.Con.Res.16. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/09/2005)

Condemns the ongoing abductions and murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico, and expresses condolences to the victims' families.

Urges the President and Secretary of State to: (1) incorporate the investigative efforts of the Mexican Government in the bilateral Mexico-U.S. agenda; and (2) continue to support the efforts of the victims' families to seek justice.

Encourages the Secretary to: (1) include in the annual Country Report on Human Rights all instances of improper investigatory methods, threats against human rights activists, and the use of torture with respect to such cases; (2) urge the Government of Mexico and the State of Chihuahua to review the cases of murdered women in which the accused or convicted have credibly alleged they were tortured or forced by a state agent to confess; and (3) urge the Government of Mexico to ensure fair judicial proceedings.

Supports the work of the special commissioner to prevent violence against women in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City.

Expresses the solidarity of the people of the United States with the people of Mexico in the face of these tragic acts.