H.J.Res.373 - A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the Soviet Union should respect the rights of its citizens to practice their religion and to emigrate, and that these matters should be among the issues raised at the 38th meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at Geneva in February 1982.97th Congress (1981-1982)
Summary: H.J.Res.373 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)
(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #11 (387-0))
Passed House amended (03/02/1982)
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should instruct the U.S. delegation to the February 1982 meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to tell the Commission that the Soviet Union should stop harassing Soviet Jews and should allow its citizens to practice their religion and to emigrate. Urges the Soviet Union to comply with its human rights obligations. Urges the President to: (1) express, to the Soviet Union, U.S. opposition to harassment of Soviet citizens and to restrictions on emigration; and (2) reiterate that the United States will consider the extent to which other nations honor their commitments under international law when evaluating its relations with such nations.