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house Bill H. Res. 1677

Condemning the Burmese regime's undemocratic elections on November 7, 2010.

simple resolution Progress

  • The house Passed November 18th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 29th, 2010

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Official Title

Condemning the Burmese regime's undemocratic elections on November 7, 2010.


Denounces: (1) the actions of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) that seek to legitimize military rule in Burma through a flawed election process; and (2) the military regime's dissolution of the National League for Democracy and insists that no government in Burma can be considered democratic or legitimate without the participation of Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy, the ethnic nationalities, and the full restoration of democracy. Insists that Burma's military regime begin an immediate transition toward national reconciliation and the full restoration of democracy. Demands the release of detained Buddhist monks, and all other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Calls on the Administration to: (1) not recognize the military regime's elections as legitimate; and (2) implement the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008 by nominating the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator on Burma and by imposing appropriate financial sanctions. Calls on the Burmese junta to permit members of the democratic opposition and ethnic minorities to participate in the government. Calls for full accountability of those responsible for human rights violations. Urges support for an international inquiry to investigate the Burmese regime's war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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