Jun 19, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 21, 1996
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 21, 1996.
Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1996
Length: 2 pages
About the bill
To amend title 18, United States Code, to carry out the international obligations of the United States under the Geneva Conventions to provide criminal penalties for certain war crimes.
The War Crimes Act of 1996 is a law that defines a war crime to include a "grave breach of the Geneva Conventions", specifically noting that "grave breach" should have the meaning defined in any convention (related to the laws of war) to which the United States is a party. The definition of "grave breach" in some of the Geneva ...
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The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 3680 — 104th Congress: War Crimes Act of 1996. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr3680
“H.R. 3680 — 104th Congress: War Crimes Act of 1996.” www.GovTrack.us. 1996. August 29, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr3680>
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