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Official Title as Introduced

Condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil society.

Actions Overview (2)

04/17/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0, 4 Present (Roll no. 216).(text: CR H3426-3427)
03/26/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
04/18/2007SenateReceived in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
04/17/2007-6:51pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/17/2007-6:51pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0, 4 Present (Roll no. 216). (text: CR H3426-3427)
04/17/2007-6:41pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3437)
04/17/2007-2:51pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
04/17/2007-2:31pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 100.
04/17/2007-2:31pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3426-3429)
04/17/2007-2:31pmHouseMr. Lantos moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
03/27/2007HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Voice Vote.
03/27/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/26/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
03/26/2007HouseIntroduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs03/26/2007 Referred to
03/27/2007 Markup by
Senate Foreign Relations04/18/2007 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (04/17/2007)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the state-sponsored violence taking place in Zimbabwe represents a serious violation of fundamental human rights and the rule of law and should be condemned by all responsible governments, civic organizations, religious leaders, and international bodies; and (2) the government of Zimbabwe has not lived up to its commitments as a signatory to the Constitutive Act of the African Union and African Charter of Human and Peoples Rights.

Condemns: (1) the government of Zimbabwe's violent suppression of political and human rights; (2) government harassment and intimidation of lawyers attempting to carry out their professional obligations to their clients and repeated failure by police to comply with court decisions; and (3) the harassment of foreign officials, journalists, human rights workers, and others.

Holds individual police, security force members, and militia involved in abuse and torture responsible for the acts that they have committed.

Commends U.S. Ambassador Christopher Dell and other U.S. officials and foreign officials for their support to political detainees and victims of torture and abuse while in police custody or in medical care centers.

Calls on the government of Zimbabwe to end: (1) its violent campaign against fundamental human rights, respect the courts and members of the legal profession, and restore the rule of law; and (2) illegitimate interference in travel abroad by its citizens, especially for humanitarian purposes.

Calls on the leaders of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to consult with all Zimbabwe stakeholders to intervene with the government of Zimbabwe while applying appropriate pressures to resolve the economic and political crisis.