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

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 10, 2007 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States of America

1st Session

S. 888

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Genocide Accountability Act of 2007.

2.

Genocide

Section 1091 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:

(d)

Required circumstance for offenses

The circumstance referred to in subsections (a) and (c) is that—

(1)

the offense is committed in whole or in part within the United States;

(2)

the alleged offender is a national of the United States (as that term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101));

(3)

the alleged offender is an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (as that term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101));

(4)

the alleged offender is a stateless person whose habitual residence is in the United States; or

(5)

after the conduct required for the offense occurs, the alleged offender is brought into, or found in, the United States, even if that conduct occurred outside the United States.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate