S.Res.318 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the critical need for political dialogue in Bangladesh, and for other purposes.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 12/11/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||01/07/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amendment to the Title and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.318 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (01/07/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)
Condemns the political violence in Bangladesh and urges political leaders to engage in a dialogue toward free and credible elections.
Supports ongoing efforts by United Nations (U.N.) Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco to foster political dialogue in Bangladesh.
Urges: (1) the government of Bangladesh to ensure judicial independence, end harassment of human rights activists, and restore the independence of the Grameen Bank; and (2) political leaders in Bangladesh to ensure the safety and access of election observers, and to rein in and to condemn the violence and provide space for peaceful political protests.