H.Res. 229 (113th): Calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and others to be tried before the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.


May 21, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 21, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Steve Israel

Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 21, 2013
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
5/21/2013--Introduced.Condemns the ongoing violence and the systematic human rights violations carried out by Syrian government forces under President Bashar al-Assad's direction, as well as abuses committed by opposition forces.Supports the ... Read more >
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S.Res. 219 (Related)
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Last Action: Sep 9, 2013

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 229” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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May 21, 2013


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