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S. 1177: A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require the annual human rights reports to include information on the institutionalization of children and the subjection of children to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, unnecessary detention, and denial of the right to life, liberty, and the security of persons.

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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 May 18, 2017.


This bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require annual country reports on human rights practices to include information on: (1) the institutionalization of children in orphanages and group homes when such institutionalization can be avoided by reunifying children with parents of origin or placing them in adoptive homes; and (2) the subjection of children to cruel or degrading treatment, unnecessary detention, and denial of the right to life, liberty, and the security of persons.