S.1472 - Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009

A bill to establish a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws, to make technical and conforming amendments to criminal and immigration laws pertaining to human rights violations, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to establish a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws, to make technical and conforming amendments to criminal and immigration laws pertaining to human rights violations, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 as enacted.

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Result: Passed - December 15, 2009

Roll call number 977 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: S 1472 Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009

 

Official Summary

Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 - Eliminates the Office of Special Investigations within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish, within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, a section within the Criminal Division of D

Official Summary

Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009 - Eliminates the Office of Special Investigations within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) establish, within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, a section within the Criminal Division of DOJ with responsibility for the enforcement of laws against suspected participants in serious human rights offenses; and
(2) consult with the Secretaries of Homeland Security and State in taking appropriate legal action against such individuals. Defines \"serious human rights offenses\" to include genocide, torture, war crimes, and the use or recruitment of child soldiers. Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) to punish a conspiracy to commit genocide in the same manner as completed act of genocide;
(2) eliminate the limitation period for prosecuting crimes of genocide; and
(3) include genocide and recruitment of child soldiers as predicates for the crime of providing material support to terrorists. Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to broaden the basis for rendering aliens participating in genocide inadmissible.

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