H.Con.Res. 387 (110th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should sever diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe until such ...

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110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jun 26, 2008 (Introduced).

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IV

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 387

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2008

(for himself and Mr. Chabot) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should sever diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe until such time as the President determines that Zimbabwe meets requirements relating to democratic, free and fair elections, basic civil liberties and human rights, and certain other requirements.

That it is the sense of Congress that the United States should sever diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe until such time as the President determines that—

(1)

Zimbabwe is governed at the national and local levels by governments that are democratically elected from free and fair elections conducted under the supervision of internationally recognized observers and in which—

(A)

opposition parties are permitted ample time to organize and campaign for such elections; and

(B)

all candidates are permitted access to the media;

(2)

the Zimbabwean Government is showing respect for the basic civil liberties and human rights of the citizens of Zimbabwe;

(3)

Zimbabwe has adopted a market-oriented economic system based on the right to own and enjoy property without regard to race or political affiliation;

(4)

the Zimbabwean Government has put in place a mechanism to ensure regular free and fair elections;

(5)

the Zimbabwean Government has established an independent judiciary; and

(6)

Zimbabwe’s current dictator, Robert Mugabe, is no longer part of the Zimbabwean Government in any capacity.