Calls for targeted sanctions, international support of African Union
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /Standard Newswire/ -- U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today applauded Senate passage, by unanimous consent, of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, which would impose targeted sanctions and call for United Nations and NATO support for the African Union peacekeeping mission.
“I applaud my colleagues in Congress for working together so diligently to pass the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act,” said Brownback. “The crisis in
The Darfur Peace and Accountability Act calls for the African Union Mission in
The bill also calls for visa restrictions on any individual the President determines is complicit in, or responsible for, acts of genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity, and imposes sanctions on Janjaweed militia commanders who have impeded the peace process in Darfur and have violated international humanitarian and human rights laws. The bill also encourages the President to take all necessary steps to deny the Sudanese government access to oil revenues.
Brownback continued, “The international community must act now to bring peace and stability to the
The bill now heads to the House, and if it passes the House, the bill will then go to the President’s desk.
Brownback visited Darfur in June 2004 and later authored and passed a Senate resolution declaring genocide in
Brownback is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.