H.Con.Res. 304 (106th): Expressing the condemnation of the continued egregious violations of human rights in the Republic of Belarus, the lack of progress toward the establishment of democracy and the rule of law in Belarus, calling on President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime to engage in negotiations with the representatives of the opposition and to restore the constitutional rights of the Belarusian people, and calling on the Russian Federation to respect the sovereignty of Belarus.

Introduced:
Apr 12, 2000 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Status:
Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Sponsor
Sam Gejdenson
Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 23, 2000
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on June 23, 2000. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law.

Progress
Introduced Apr 12, 2000
Referred to Committee Apr 12, 2000
Passed House May 03, 2000
Passed Senate Jun 23, 2000
 
Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
May 03, 2000 12:26 p.m.
Passed 409/2

Cosponsors
107 cosponsors (86D, 21R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

Senate Foreign Relations

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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

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.

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4/12/2000--Introduced.
Condemns violations of human rights by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's regime in the Republic of Belarus, especially the conviction and sentencing of Andrei Klimov, Vasiliy Leonov, and Vladimir Koudinov on politically motivated charges.
Urges their release.Expresses grave concern about the disappearances of Viktor Gonchar, Anatoly Krasovsky, and Yuri Zakharenka. Calls on the Lukashenka regime to ensure a full and timely investigation of these cases.Calls for immediate dialogue between the Lukashenka regime and the opposition and the restoration of a democratically elected government in Belarus.Urges the Lukashenka regime to:
(1) respect and ensure the human rights of all Belarusian citizens, including members of the opposition currently being illegally detained in violation of their constitutional rights;
(2) respect the rule of law and an independent judiciary; and
(3) hold legitimate, free and fair parliamentary elections.Supports the appeal by the Consultative Council of Belarusian opposition parties to the Government of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, and the Federation Council calling for a cessation of support for the Lukashenka regime.Calls on the international community to support the opposition in Belarus by continuing to meet with the legitimately elected parliament.Supports Belarus's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, as well as its market democratic transformation and integration among the broader trans-Atlantic community of nations.Calls on the President of the United States to:
(1) ensure assistance to and cooperation with Belarusian opposition figures;
(2) ensure that adequate resources are made available on an urgent basis to support those programs aimed at strengthening independent media, human rights, civil society, independent trade unions, and the democratic opposition in Belarus;
(3) support the free flow of information into Belarus;
(4) raise the issue of financial support provided by the Russian Federation to the Lukashenka regime at the highest levels of the Russian Federation Government; and
(5) urge the Government of the Russian Federation, in accordance with its international commitments, to fully respect the sovereignty of Belarus, particularly in light of the illegitimate nature of the Lukashenka regime.Calls on the President to report to Congress on:
(1) the human rights situation, democratic process, elections, independence of the media, and the Lukashenka regime's control of the economy in Belarus;
(2) steps undertaken to persuade the Russian Federation Government to end support to the Lukashenka regime; and
(3) the status of Russian Federation-Belarus military integration.

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