H.Res.1338 - Calling on the United States Government and the international community to support a transition to sustainable peace in Sri Lanka by encouraging an international human rights monitoring presence, protecting the work of civil society and media, facilitating access of humanitarian operations, and retaining democratic principles in which rule of law and justice pervades.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] (Introduced 07/10/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/10/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.1338 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/2008)
Recognizes the 25th anniversary of "Black July" and mourns its victims and the victims of the ongoing violence in Sri Lanka.
Condemns attacks on civilian populations by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and urges the cessation of violence and the recruitment of child soldiers.
Urges the government of Sri Lanka to pursue a political resolution, rather than a military solution, to the conflict.
Calls upon the President to urge Sri Lanka to accept an international human rights monitoring presence.
Supports U.S. efforts to work with the government of Sri Lanka, other relevant stakeholders to the conflict, and the international community to facilitate humanitarian operations, hold accountable violators of human rights and international humanitarian law, and promote conditions for a lasting peace.