HR 418

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 418

To express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 2011

Mrs. MALONEY (for herself, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. MORAN, Mr. MCNERNEY, Ms. WOOLSEY, and Mr. RYAN of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTIVITIES

TITLE II--COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS

TITLE III--NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

TITLE IV--PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

Subtitle A--Targeted Responses to Violations of Women's Rights Abroad

Subtitle B--Strengthening Existing Law

TITLE V--PROMOTION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS

TITLE VI--REFUGEE, ASYLUM, AND CONSULAR MATTERS

TITLE VII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; POLICY.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTIVITIES

SEC. 101. OFFICE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS; AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SEC. 102. REPORTS.

SEC. 103. ESTABLISHMENT OF A WOMEN'S RIGHTS INTERNET SITE.

SEC. 104. TRAINING FOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS.

SEC. 105. HIGH-LEVEL CONTACTS WITH NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.

SEC. 106. PROGRAMS AND ALLOCATIONS OF FUNDS BY UNITED STATES MISSIONS ABROAD.

SEC. 107. PRISONER LISTS AND ISSUE BRIEFS ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONCERNS.

TITLE II--COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS

SEC. 201. ESTABLISHMENT AND COMPOSITION.

SEC. 202. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

SEC. 203. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.

SEC. 204. COMMISSION PERSONNEL MATTERS.

SEC. 205. REPORTS OF THE COMMISSION.

SEC. 206. APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAWS.

SEC. 207. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND DISCLOSURE.

SEC. 208. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 209. TERMINATION.

TITLE III--NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

SEC. 301. SPECIAL ADVISER ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

TITLE IV--PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

Subtitle A--Targeted Responses to Violations of Women's Rights Abroad

SEC. 401. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SEC. 402. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO PARTICULARLY SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SEC. 403. CONSULTATIONS.

SEC. 404. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

SEC. 405. DESCRIPTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.

SEC. 406. EFFECTS ON EXISTING CONTRACTS.

SEC. 407. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

SEC. 408. PUBLICATION IN FEDERAL REGISTER.

SEC. 409. TERMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.

SEC. 410. PRECLUSION OF JUDICIAL REVIEW.

Subtitle B--Strengthening Existing Law

SEC. 421. UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 422. MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 423. EXPORTS OF CERTAIN ITEMS USED IN PARTICULARLY SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

TITLE V--PROMOTION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS

SEC. 501. ASSISTANCE FOR PROMOTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SEC. 502. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING.

SEC. 503. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES.

SEC. 504. FOREIGN SERVICE AWARDS.

TITLE VI--REFUGEE, ASYLUM, AND CONSULAR MATTERS

SEC. 601. USE OF ANNUAL REPORT.

SEC. 602. REFUGEE TRAINING.

SEC. 603. REFORM OF ASYLUM POLICY.

SEC. 604. INADMISSIBILITY OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN PARTICULARLY SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SEC. 605. STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF EXPEDITED REMOVAL PROVISIONS ON ASYLUM CLAIMS.

TITLE VII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 701. BUSINESS CODES OF CONDUCT.

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