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Excerpts: US Congress resolution on Darfur
The following are key action points from the US Congress resolution on the Sudanese region of Darfur, passed unanimously on 22 June 2004:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress:

1. declares that the atrocities unfolding in Darfur, Sudan, are genocide;

2. reminds the international community, including the United States Government, of their international legal obligations, as affirmed in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;

3. urges the Bush Administration to call the atrocities being committed in Darfur, Sudan by its rightful name: 'genocide';

4. calls on the Bush Administration to lead an international effort to prevent genocide in Darfur, Sudan;

5. urges the Bush Administration to seriously consider multilateral or even unilateral intervention to prevent genocide should the United Nations Security Council fail to act;

6. demands that the Bush Administration impose targeted sanctions, including visa bans and the freezing of assets of the National Congress and affiliated business and individuals directly responsible for the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan; and

7. calls on USAid to establish a Darfur Resettlement, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Fund so that those driven off their land may return and begin to rebuild their communities.


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