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H.R. 3030 (115th): Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018

H.R. 3030 would establish that it shall be the policy of the United States to regard the prevention of genocide as a core national security interest and would specifically: affirm the importance of coordinating U.S. government actions to prevent genocide and mass atrocities; mandate training of U.S. Foreign Service Officers in atrocities prevention; and require an annual report to Congress on administration actions to prevent and respond to potential genocides and mass atrocities, and the identification of countries at risk of such genocide or mass violence.

Last updated Jul 30, 2018. Source: Republican Policy Committee

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 17, 2018.


Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018

(Sec. 3) This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to regard the prevention of genocide and other atrocities as in its national security interests.

(Sec. 4) The Foreign Service Act of 1980 is amended to provide for the training of Foreign Service officers in recognizing patterns of escalation and early warning signs of potential atrocities or violence, including gender-based violence, and methods of conflict assessment, peace building, and early response.

(Sec. 5) The President shall report to Congress regarding U.S. actions to prevent and respond to potential genocides and mass atrocities and countries and regions at risk of atrocities, including descriptions of potential perpetrators and target groups.