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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Philippine Human Rights Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To suspend the provision of security assistance to the Philippines until the Government of the Philippines has made certain reforms to the military and police forces, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

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09/17/2020Introduced in House

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09/17/2020Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2020Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2020Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4724)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs09/17/2020 Referred to
House Financial Services09/17/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/17/2020)

Philippine Human Rights Act

This bill imposes limitations on providing assistance to the police or military of the Philippines.

No federal funds may be used to provide such assistance until the Philippines government has taken certain actions, including (1) investigating and successfully prosecuting members of its military and police forces who have violated human rights, (2) withdrawing the military from domestic policing activities, and (3) establishing that it effectively protects the rights of journalists and civil society activists.

The President shall also direct U.S. representatives at multilateral development banks to vote against providing loans to the police or military of the Philippines.