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Accountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a Tool in Conflict Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices a section on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence, to amend the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to authorize the President to impose economic sanctions and a visa ban on the leader of an organization that commits sexual or gender-based violence.


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06/11/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 06/11/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 06/11/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 09/09/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 09/10/2019

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Senate Foreign Relations06/11/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/11/2019)

Accountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a Tool in Conflict Act of 2019

This bill provides for sanctions against foreign persons responsible for conflict-related acts of sexual and gender-based violence.

The President may impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign persons responsible for sexual and gender-based violence against individuals seeking human rights or attempting to expose illegal activity by government officials.

Foreign government officials and their immediate family members who have been involved in significant corruption involving sexual or gender-based violence shall be ineligible to enter the United States.

The bill also expands existing foreign-assistance-related reporting requirements to include information on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence.