Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2016

September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

This bill would direct the State Dept. to carry out a series of activities in support of the victims of war crimes in Iraq since 1/2014 or Syria since 3/2011, including assistance for criminal investigations, development of investigative and judicial capacities, evidence collection, preservation of the chain of evidence, and capacity-building. The secretary of state would be encouraged to solicit support for these efforts from foreign governments.

Separately, the bill would facilitate entry into the U.S. of refugees from Iraq and Syria.

27 cosponsors (20R, 7D).

Last major action: 9/8/16 referred to House comms. on foreign affairs and the judiciary.

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