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(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that the United States should support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Sierra Leone, including through assistance in the collection of human rights data relevant to the Commission's work.
(c) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.—Of the amounts made available to the Department of State for fiscal year 2003, there is authorized to be available $5,000,000 to support the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
(d) EXTENSION OF REWARDS PROGRAM.--Section 102 of Public Law 105-323, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2708 note), is further amended
(1) in subsection (a), by inserting "the Special Court of Sierra Leone” after "by,”; and
(2) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
“(3) For the purposes of subsection (a), the Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone means the Statute contained in the Annex to the Agreement Between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone.”. SEC. 698. UNITED STATES ENVOY FOR PEACE IN SUDAN.
There should continue to be a United States Envoy for Peace in Sudan until the full implementation of a comprehensive settlement to the conflict in Sudan that is acceptable to the parties to the conflict. SEC. 699. TRANSFER OF PROSCRIBED WEAPONS TO PERSONS OR ENTI
TIES IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA. (a) DETERMINATION REGARDING TRANSFERS.-If the President determines, based on a preponderance of the evidence, that a foreign person or entity has knowingly transferred proscribed weapons to Palestinian entities in the West Bank or Gaza, then, for the period specified in subsection (b), no assistance may be provided to the person or entity under part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and no sales of defense articles or defense services may be made to the person or entity under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act.
(b) DURATION OF PROHIBITION.- The period referred to in subsection (a) is the period commencing on the date on which a notification of a determination under subsection (a) is submitted to the appropriate congressional committees and ending on the date that is two years after such date.
(c) REPORT.—In conjunction with the report required under title VIII of the P.L.O. Commitments Compliance Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-246), the President shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on transfers reviewed pursuant to subsection (a).
(d) DEFINITION.-In this section, the term "proscribed weapons" means arms, ammunition, and equipment the transfer of which is not in compliance with the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area of May 4, 1994, its annexes, or subsequent agreements between Israel and the PLO, or Palestinian Authority, as appropriate. SEC. 700. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO ARSENIC CONTAMINA
TION IN DRINKING WATER IN BANGLADESH. (a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds that,
(1) beginning in 1993, naturally occurring inorganic arsenic contamination of water began to be confirmed in Bangladesh in tube-wells installed in the 1970s, when standard water testing did not include arsenic tests;
(2) because health effects of ingesting arsenic-contaminated drinking water appear slowly, preventative measures are critical to preventing future contamination in the Bangladeshi population; and
(3) health effects of exposure to arsenic include skin lesions, skin cancer, and mortality from internal cancers.
(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.-It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary should
(1) work with appropriate United States Government agencies, national laboratories, universities in the United States, the Government of Bangladesh, international financial institutions and organizations, and international donors to identify a long-term solution to the arsenic-contaminated drinking water problem in Bangladesh, including drawing arsenic out of the existing tube-wells and finding alternate sources of water; and
(2) submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on proposals to bring about arsenic-free drinking water to Bangladeshis and to facilitate treatment for those who have already been affected by arsenic-contaminated
drinking water in Bangladesh. SEC. 701. POLICING REFORM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTHERN IRE
LAND. (a) CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENT OF POLICY.-Congress
(1) supports independent judicial public inquiries into the Patrick murders of defense attorneys Patrick Finucane and Rosemary Finucane. Nelson as a way to instill confidence in the Police Service Rosemary
Nelson. of Northern Ireland; and
(2) continues to urge the United Kingdom to take appropriate action to protect defense lawyers and human rights defenders in Northern Ireland. (b) DECOMMISSIONING WEAPONS.-Congress
(1) calls on the Irish Republican Army to continue and complete the decommissioning of all their arms and explosives; and (2) calls for
(A) the decommissioning of all weapons held by paramilitaries on all sides, such as the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA), the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA), the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA), the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), the Orange Volunteers (OV), the Red Hand Defenders (RHD), the Ulster Defense Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters (UDA/UFF), the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF); and
(B) the immediate cessation of paramilitary punishment attacks and exiling. (c) SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.-Congress recognizes the United Kingdom's commitment to support the United States in a global war on terrorism.
(d) REPORT ON POLICING REFORM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND.—Not later than 60 days after the date of Deadline. the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit a report President. to the appropriate congressional committees on the following:
(1) The extent to which the Governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland have implemented the recommendations relating to the 175 policing reforms contained in the Patten Commission report issued on September 9, 1999, including a description of the progress of the integration of human rights, as well as recruitment procedures aimed at increasing Catholic representation, including the effectiveness of such procedures, in the new Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(2) The status of the investigations into the murders of Patrick Finucane, Rosemary Nelson, and Robert Hammill, including the extent to which progress has been made on recommendations for independent judicial public inquiries into these murders.
(3) All decommissioning acts taken to date by the Irish Republican Army, including the quantity and precise character of what the IRA decommissioned, as reported and verified by the International Commission on Decommissioning.
(4) All acts of decommissioning taken by other paramilitary organizations, including a description of all weapons and explosives decommissioned.
(5) A description of the measures taken to ensure that the programs described under subsection (e) comply with the requirements of that subsection.
(e) COMPLIANCE WITH PRIOR PROVISIONS.—Any training or exchange program conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other Federal law enforcement agency for the Police Service of Northern Ireland or its members shall
(1) be necessary to improve the professionalism of policing in Northern Ireland;
(2) be necessary to advance the peace process in Northern Ireland;
(3) include in the curriculum a significant human rights component; and
(4) only be provided to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) members who have been subject to a vetting procedure established by the Department and the Department of Justice to ensure that such program does not include PSNI members who there are substantial ground for believing have committed or condoned violations of internationally recognized human rights, including any role in the murder of Patrick Finucane or Rosemary Nelson or other violence or serious threat of
violence against defense attorneys in Northern Ireland. SEC. 702. ANNUAL REPORTS ON UNITED STATES-VIETNAM HUMAN
RIGHTS DIALOGUE MEETINGS. Not later than December 31 of each year or 60 days after the second United States Vietnam human rights dialogue meeting held in a calendar year, whichever is earlier, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report covering the issues discussed at the previous two meetings and describing to what extent the Government of Vietnam has made progress during the calendar year toward achieving the following objectives:
(1) Improving the Government of Vietnam's commercial and criminal codes to bring them into conformity with international standards, including the repeal of the Government of Vietnam's administrative detention decree (Directive 31/CP).
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(2) Releasing political and religious activists who have been imprisoned or otherwise detained by the Government of Vietnam, and ceasing surveillance and harassment of those who have been released.
(3) Ending official restrictions on religious activity, including implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance.
(4) Promoting freedom for the press, including freedom of movement of members of the Vietnamese and foreign press.
(5) Improving prison conditions and providing transparency in the penal system of Vietnam, including implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Working Groupon Arbitrary Detention.
(6) Respecting the basic rights of indigenous minority groups, especially in the central and northern highlands of Vietnam.
(7) Respecting the basic rights of workers, including working with the International Labor Organization to improve mechanisms for promoting such rights.
(8) Cooperating with requests by the United States to obtain full and free access to persons who may be eligible for admission to the United States as refugees or immigrants, and allowing such persons to leave Vietnam without being
subjected to extortion or other corrupt practices. SEC. 703. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLA
TIONS IN INDONESIA. It is the sense of Congress that the Government of Indonesia should
(1) demonstrate substantial progress toward ending human rights violations by the armed forces in Indonesia (TNI);
(2) terminate any TNI support for and cooperation with terrorist organizations, including Laskar Jihad' and militias operating in the Malukus, Central Sulawesi, West Papua (Irian Jaya), and elsewhere;
(3) investigate and prosecute those responsible for human rights violations, including TNI officials, members of Laskar Jihad, militias, and other terrorist organizations; and
(4) make concerted and demonstrable efforts to find and prosecute those responsible for the murders of Papuan leader Theys Elvay, Acehnse human rights advocate Jafar Siddiq Hamzah, and United States citizens Edwin L. Burgon and
Ricky L. Spier.
BRANCE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE FUTURE”. (a) REPORT CONCERNING THE GERMAN FOUNDATION "REMEMBRANCE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE FUTURE”.—Not later than 180 Deadline. days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 180 days thereafter until all funds made available to the German Foundation have been disbursed, the Secretary shall report to the appropriate congressional committees on the status of the implementation of the Agreement and, to the extent possible, on whether or not
(1) during the 180-day period preceding the date of the report, the German Bundestag has authorized the allocation of funds to the Foundation, in accordance with section 17 of
the law on the creation of the Foundation, enacted by the Federal Republic of Germany on August 8, 2000;
(2) the entire sum of 10,000,000,000 deutsche marks has been made available to the German Foundation in accordance with Annex B to the Joint Statement of July 17, 2000;
(3) during the 180-day period preceding the date of the report, any company or companies investigating a claim, who are members of ICHEIC, were required to provide to the claimant, within 90 days after receiving the claim, a status report on the claim, or a decision that included
(A) an explanation of the decision, pursuant to those standards of İCHEIC to be applied in approving claims;
(B) all documents relevant to the claim that were retrieved in the investigation; and
(C) an explanation of the procedures for appeal of the decision;
(4) during the 180-day period preceding the date of the report, any entity that elected to determine claims under Article 1(4) of the Agreement was required to comply with the standards of proof, criteria for publishing policyholder names, valuation standards, auditing requirements, and decisions of the Chairman of ICHEIC;
(5) during the 180-day period preceding the date of the report, an independent process to appeal decisions made by any entity that elected to determine claims under Article 1(4) of the Agreement was available to and accessible by any claimant wishing to appeal such a decision, and the appellate body had the jurisdiction and resources necessary to fully investigate each claim on appeal and provide a timely response;
(6) an independent audit of compliance by every entity that has elected to determine claims under Article 1(4) of the Agreement has been conducted; and
(7) the administrative and operational expenses incurred by the companies that are members of ICHEIC are appropriate
for the administration of claims described in paragraph (3). The Secretary's report shall include the Secretary's justification for each determination under this subsection. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of the Congress that,
(1) the resolution of slave and forced labor claims is an urgent issue for aging Holocaust survivors, and the German Bundestag should allocate funds for disbursement by the German Foundation to Holocaust survivors as soon as possible; and
(2) ICHEIC should work in consultation with the Secretary in gathering the information required for the report under subsection (a). (c) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:
(1) AGREEMENT.—The term “Agreement” means the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future", done at Berlin July 17, 2000.
(2) ANNEX B TO THE JOINT STATEMENT OF JULY 17, 2000.The term “Annex B to the Joint Statement of July 17, 2000” means Annex B to the Joint Statement on occasion of the final plenary meeting concluding international talks on the