H.Con.Res. 137 (105th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the urgent need for an international criminal tribunal to try members of the Iraqi regime for crimes against humanity.

Introduced:

Jul 31, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 13, 1997 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Benjamin Gilman

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 1998
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
7/31/1997--Introduced.Deplores the Iraqi Government's pattern of gross violation of human rights, condemns its repeated use of force and weapons of mass destruction against its own citizens as well as neighboring ... Read more >
What is a resolution?

The “H.Con.Res.” in “H.Con.Res. 137” means this is a House concurrent resolution in the United States Congress. A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jul 31, 1997
Reported by Committee
Sep 11, 1997
Passed House
Nov 13, 1997
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Details

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and agree
Nov 13, 1997 7:43 p.m.
Passed 396/2

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