H.R. 2228 (110th): Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2007

May 09, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district
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May 09, 2007
18 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5680 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2006

H.R. 2003 (Related)
Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 02, 2007


This bill was introduced on May 9, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 09, 2007
Referred to Committee May 09, 2007
Full Title

To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.


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4 cosponsors (4R) (show)

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Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2007 - States that is U.S. policy to:
(1) support human rights, democracy, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, peacekeeping capacity building, and economic development in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
(2) collaborate with Ethiopia in the Global War on Terror;
(3) seek the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia;
(4) foster stability, democracy, and economic development in the region; and
(5) strengthen U.S.-Ethiopian relations.
Directs the Secretary of State to take specified actions to support human rights and democratization in Ethiopia.
Prohibits until the President makes specified congressional certifications:
(1) security assistance to Ethiopia, with exceptions for peacekeeping or counter-terrorism assistance; and
(2) U.S. entry of any Ethiopian official involved in giving orders to use lethal force against peaceful demonstrators or accused of gross human rights violations, government security personnel involved in specified shootings of demonstrators, and Ethiopian civilians involved in specified killings of Ethiopian policemen.
Directs the President to provide assistance for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian torture victims.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should: (1) encourage the government of Ethiopia to enter into discussions with the Oromo Liberation Front to bring them into full participation in Ethiopia's political and economic affairs; and (2) provide necessary assistance to help achieve such goal.
Directs the President to provide Ethiopia with: (1) economic policy assistance; (2) financing for U.S.-Ethiopian commercial ventures; and (3) resource policy assistance.

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