Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution

September 9, 2013
April 30, 2014
Ordered to be reported

This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should, inter alia, urge an immediate cease-fire in ongoing Syrian conflict, promote the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal, urge other interested states to apprehend and deliver persons alleged to have committed war crimes in Syria to said tribunual.

In a markup session held on 4/30/14, the House Foreign Affairs Comm. amended this resolution calling on President Obama to submit a strategy for the U.S. humanitarian response to the Syrian conflict. Before sending it to the full House for consideration, the committee added language requiring the president to include national security and regional stability considerations in the strategy document.

Earlier in 4/2014, the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. passed a similar resolution calling on the president to create a humanitarian response strategy. (See S. Res. 384 of 3/13/14.)

22 cosponsors (15R, 7D).

See also: H. Res. 520 of 3/14/14, S. Res. 384 of 3/13/14, and S. Con. Res. 32 of 2/25/14.

Last major action: 4/30/14 Ordered to be reported by unanimous consent.

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