S.1933 - Global Human Rights Accountability Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.1933 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in Senate (01/15/2014)
Global Human Rights Accountability Act - Directs the President to submit to Congress a list of each foreign person or entity that the President determines is responsible, or acted as an agent, for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against individuals in any foreign country seeking to expose illegal activity carried out by government officials, or to obtain, exercise, or promote internationally recognized human rights and freedoms.
Makes a listed foreign person ineligible to enter or be admitted to the United States. Requires revocation of any visa issued for such person. Authorizes the Secretary of State to waive such prohibition if in the U.S. national security interest or if necessary for compliance with the Agreement between the United Nations (U.N.) and the United States regarding the U.N. Headquarters. Requires congressional notification of any such waiver.
Directs the President to exercise all powers granted by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to freeze and prohibit all transactions in all property and interests in property of a listed foreign person if such property and interests in property are in the United States, come within the United States, or are or come within the possession or control of a U.S. person.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to waive this requirement if: (1) in U.S. national security interests, and (2) the Secretary provides Congress with notice and justification for such waiver.