H.Con.Res.20 - Calling on the Government of the United Kingdom to immediately establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland defense attorney Patrick Finucane, as recommended by Judge Peter Cory as part of the Weston Park Agreement, in order to move forward on the Northern Ireland peace process.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/09/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/19/2007 Message on Senate action sent to the House.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||01/30/2007 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.20 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (03/15/2007)
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on January 30, 2007. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Expresses deepest condolences to the family of Patrick Finucane on his death, commends their steadfast pursuit of justice in his brutal murder, and thanks his wife Geraldine and son Michael for their willingness to testify on this matter before committees of the House of Representatives.
Supports Administration efforts in seeking full implementation of the Weston Park Agreement and establishment of an independent judicial inquiry into Mr. Finucane's murder.
Calls on the government of the United Kingdom to: (1) reconsider its position on the matter of an inquiry into Mr. Finucane's murder; (2) amend the Inquiries Act of 2005; and (3) take fully into account objections raised by Judge Cory, U.S. government officials, other governments, international bodies, and Mr. Finucane's family.
Urges the government of the United Kingdom to establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into Mr. Finucane's murder which would enjoy the support of his family, the people of Northern Ireland, and the international community as recommended by Judge Cory.