HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 152 MARCH 18, 1998
EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT ALL PARTIES TO THE MULTIPARTY PEACE TALKS REGARDING NORTHERN IRELAND SHOULD CONDEMN VIOLENCE AND FULLY INTEGRATE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS AND ADEQUATELY ADDRESS OUTSTANDING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AS PART OF THE PEACE PROCESS
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H.Con.Res. 152, Agreed to by the House on March 18, 1998
H. Con. Res. 152
In the House of Representatives
Agreed to by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 18, 1998
- Condemns the violence committed on all sides of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
- Commends the leadership in both the British and Irish Governments and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Independent Chairman of the multiparty talks, for fostering a new environment in which human rights concerns may be addressed and an agreement may be reached expeditiously through inclusive talks regarding Northern Ireland.
- Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) all parties should reject violence and work diligently through democratic, peaceful means to reach a just and lasting peace in Northern Ireland; (2) human rights should be protected for all citizens and any peace agreement in Northern Ireland must recognize the state's obligation to protect such rights; and (3) there are a number of measures which can be taken immediately that would remedy abusive human rights policies and build confidence in the peace process.
Text of H.Con.Res 152 [.pdf]