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Official Title as Introduced

Promoting United States national security and foreign policy objectives through consolidation and strengthening of the rule of law and respect for human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/26/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
11/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
11/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
09/26/2017Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
09/26/2017Introduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 09/26/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/02/2018
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 02/02/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs09/26/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations11/29/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats11/29/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/26/2017)

Affirms the importance of the U.S. partnership with the government of Azerbaijan in the areas of international security, European energy security, and economic development.

Calls on the U.S. government:

  • in its diplomatic engagement and delivery of bilateral assistance, to prioritize as a matter of strategic importance its response to Azerbaijan's violations of universally recognized human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law to ensure the long-term sustainability of the U.S.-Azerbaijani bilateral partnership;
  • to closely evaluate reporting to identify and impose travel and financial restrictions on Azerbaijan officials responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act; and
  • to closely evaluate reporting to identify and impose travel restrictions on Azerbaijan officials responsible for severe violations of religious freedom, pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Calls on the government of Azerbaijan to release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, rehabilitate their records, lift travel bans, and cease harassment, intimidation, and mistreatment of citizens engaged in political speech, independent journalism, and other forms of advocacy on behalf of government accountability, democratic values, and universally recognized human rights.

Supports the peaceful efforts of the people of Azerbaijan ito achieve democratic reform and exercise their fundamental freedoms.