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Serial No. 114-149: The Sense of Congress That Those Who Commit or Support Atrocities Against Christians and Other Ethnic and Religious Minorities ... Are Committing, and Are Hereby Declared to be Committing, "War Crimes", "Crimes Against Humanity", and "Genocide"; Condemning the Gross Violations of International Law Amounting to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity by the Gov't of Syria, Its Allies, and Other Parties to the Conflict in Syria, and Asking the President to Direct His Ambassador at the U.N. to Promote the Establishment of a War Crimes Tribunal Where These Crimes Would Be Addressed, Markup Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session on H. Con. Res. 75 and H. Con. Res. 121, March 2, 2016   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the March 2, 2016 hearing on "The Sense of Congress That Those Who Commit or Support Atrocities Against Christians and Other Ethnic and Religious Minorities...Are Committing, and Are Hereby Declared to be Committing, 'War Crimes', 'Crimes Against Humanity', and 'Genocide'; Condemning the Gross Violations of International Law Amounting to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity By the Gov't of Syria, Its Allies, and Other Parties to the Conflict in Syria, and Asking the President to Direct His Ambassador at the U.N. to Promote the Establishment of a War Crimes Tribunal Where These Crimes Could Be Addressed" held before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Edward R. Royce: "Pursuant to notice, we meet today to mark up two bipartisan resolutions concerning grave challenges to humanity, and without objection all members may have 5 days to submit statements or extraneous materials for the record. As all members were notified yesterday, we intend to consider the two resolutions en bloc and so without objection the following items previously provided to members will be considered en bloc and considered as read. House Concurrent Resolution 75, which expresses the sense of Congress that ISIS' atrocities against Yezidis, Christians and other minorities constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Royce Amendment 97 in the nature of a substitute and House Concurrent Resolution 121, which condemns the war crimes and crimes against humanity by the government of Syria, its allies, and other parties and urges the establishment of a war crimes tribunal."

Report Number:Serial No. 114-149; Serial Number 114-149
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Date:2016
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=794465
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