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A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on religious minorities in Iraq.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) the United States remains deeply concerned about the plight of vulnerable religious and ethnic minorities of Iraq; (2) the U.S. government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) should urge the government of Iraq to enhance security at places of worship in Iraq; (3) the U.S. government should work with the government of Iraq to ensure that members of minorities suffer no employment discrimination in the Iraqi police and security forces; (4) the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan regional government should work towards a peaceful resolution of territorial disputes; (5) the U.S. government and UNAMI should urge the government of Iraq to implement provisions of the Constitution of Iraq that protect rights to freedom of thought and religion; (6) the government of Iraq should act to reverse the marginalization of religious minorities; (7) the U.S. government should fund capacity-building programs for the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights and the independent national Human Rights Commission and should continue to help reconstitute the minorities committee; (8) the government of Iraq should direct the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights to issue a public report on abuses against, and the marginalization of, minorities; and (9) the U.S. government should encourage the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan regional government to protect minorities, particularly those in the Nineveh Plain.
simple resolution Progress
- The senate Passed August 5th, 2010Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Foreign RelationsIntroducedOctober 26th, 2009
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