Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New International Legislation to Protect Minors, Extend International Organizations Immunity Act, and Congratulate Baltic States on 20 Years of Independence

The following pieces of legislation have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

HR 5137 (Crowley, D-NY), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for transporting minors in foreign commerce for the purposes of female genital mutilation; to Judiciary. H2876, Congressional Record 4/26/10.

HR 5138 (Smith, R-NJ), to protect children from sexual exploitation by mandating reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers and other registered sex offenders intending to engage in international travel, providing advance notice of intended travel by high interest registered sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, and requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child sex offender is seeking to enter the United States; to Foreign Affairs. H2876, Congressional Record 4/26/10.

HR 5139 (Berman, D-CA), to provide for the International Organizations Immunities Act to be extended to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the International Civilian Office in Kosovo; to Foreign Affairs. H2876, Congressional Record 4/26/10.

H Con Res 267 (Shimkus, R-IL), congratulating the Baltic regions of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 20 th anniversary of the reestablishment of their full independence; to Foreign Affairs. H2877, Congressional Record 4/26/10.

Hat tip to the ABA Government Affairs Office

(mew)

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