H.R.156 - Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-40] (Introduced 01/05/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.156 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act - Directs the President to: (1) impose financial and immigration/entry sanctions on listed nationals of Vietnam who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Vietnam; and (2) submit to Congress a publicly available list of individuals determined to be complicit in such human rights abuses.
Authorizes the President to waive sanctions to comply with international agreements.
Terminates sanctions if the President certifies to Congress that the government of Vietnam has: (1) released all political prisoners; (2) ceased its practices of violence, detention, and abuse of citizens of Vietnam engaging in peaceful political activity; and (3) conducted a transparent investigation into the killings, arrest, and abuse of such political activists and prosecuted those responsible.