H.Res.85 - Supporting the democratic aspirations of the Ivoirian people and calling on the United States to apply intense diplomatic pressure and provide humanitarian support in response to the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire.112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.Res.85 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (02/10/2011)
Supports the democratic aspirations of the Ivoirian people.
Condemns any attempt to circumvent the will of the people of Cote d'Ivoire to elect Alassane Ouattara as their president.
Calls on Laurent Gbagbo to respect the will of the Ivoirian people by peacefully handing over power to President Ouattara, and supports the application of sanctions against Mr. Gbagbo and his key supporters in order to send a message that impunity will not be tolerated.
Calls for an end to acts of violence, human rights abuses, intimidation of U.N. troops, and the hindrance of U.N. access to investigate alleged human rights violations.
Calls on the U.S. government and the international community to support the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union (AU) to resolve the crisis, and calls for continued U.N. Security Council action to ensure that the democratic process is upheld.
Calls on the U.S. government and other nations to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance within Cote d'Ivoire and to neighboring countries hosting Ivoirian refugees.