H.Res.542 - Condemning the ongoing attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) which have affected innocent civilians in Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] (Introduced 06/12/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/12/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.542 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2009)
Condemns the decision by Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to not sign the Final Peace Agreement with the government of Uganda and to order the resumption of civilian attacks.
Urges the military forces of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan, as well as U.N. peacekeeping forces, to protect civilians, ensure that operations target only LRA commanders and avoid endangering abducted children and noncombatants, and strengthen efforts to demobilize lower-level combatants and captives.
Calls for President Obama to appoint a senior diplomat to work with regional and international governments to find a permanent solution to the crisis.