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H.Res. 653 (115th): Recognizing the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the celebration of “Human Rights Day”.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Dec 7, 2017.


Recognizes the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the celebration of Human Rights Day.

Supports the ideals of human rights and reaffirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Encourages all nations to continue working towards freedom, peace, and security which can be achieved only through democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law.