S.J.Res.89 - A joint resolution on the hunger strike in Northern Ireland.97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 06/10/1981)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/10/1981 Read second time and referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.J.Res.89 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/10/1981)
Condemns the violence in Northern Ireland. Urges the exploration of all possible steps to avoid further deaths in the hunger strike and to achieve an immediate and humanitarian resolution of the strike issues.
Urges Great Britain to exercise greater flexibility in administering prison rules in Northern Ireland and to invite the European Commission on Human Rights or other appropriate independent parties to participate in settling the strike. Urges the political leaders in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland to seek the earliest possible settlement in Northern Ireland through a negotiated agreement.
Requests the President to express to the Prime Minister of Great Britain, American concern for an immediate hunger strike settlement and a lasting settlement of the conflict in Northern Ireland.