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Official Title as Introduced

Calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.

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05/22/2017Introduced in House

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06/27/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
05/22/2017Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
05/22/2017Introduced in House

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House Foreign Affairs05/22/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations06/27/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/22/2017)

Calls on the President and the Department of State to: (1) make the repeal of blasphemy, heresy, or apostasy laws a priority in the bilateral relationships of the United States with all countries that have such laws; and (2) designate countries that enforce such laws as "countries of particular concern for religious freedom" under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Urges the governments of countries that: (1) enforce such laws to amend or repeal such laws; and (2) have prosecuted, imprisoned, and persecuted people on charges of blasphemy, heresy, or apostasy to release such people unconditionally and ensure their safety.

Encourages the President and the State Department to oppose: (1) any efforts by international or multilateral fora to create an international anti-blasphemy norm, and (2) any attempts to expand the international norm on incitement to include blasphemy or defamation of religions.

Supports United Nations efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination, or violence against persons based on religion or belief without restricting expression.