S. 888 (110th): Genocide Accountability Act of 2007


Mar 15, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-151


Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2007
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend section 1091 of title 18, United States Code, to allow the prosecution of genocide in appropriate circumstances.

Summary (CRS)

Genocide Accountability Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code allow the prosecution of acts constituting genocide committed by an alleged offender who is: (1) an alien lawfully admitted ... Read more >


Mar 15, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 26, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Mar 29, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 5, 2007
Passed House

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 21, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 888”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2489 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 7, 2007

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