H.Res. 447: Calling upon the President to use the United States’ voice and vote in the United Nations Security Council to condemn the ongoing sexual violence against women and children from Yezidi, Christian, Shabak, and other religious communities by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants as crimes against humanity, to prosecute all perpetrators and those complicit in these crimes, and to support other United Nations member states prosecuting these perpetrators and those complicit.

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Sep 29, 2015


Referred to Committee on Sep 29, 2015

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on September 29, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Sep 29, 2015

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