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ture wherever they occur, without regard to ideological or regional considerations, and will make every effort to work cooperatively with other governments and with nongovernmental organizations to combat the practice of torture worldwide. Sec. 2.1 (a) The President is requested
(1) to instruct the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations to continue to raise the issue of torture practiced by governments; and
(2) to continue to involve the United States Government in the formulation of international standards and effective implementing mechanisms, particularly the draft Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment of Punishment. (b) In order to implement the policy expressed in the first section of this resolution, the Secretary of State is requested to issue formal instructions to each United States chief of mission regarding United States policy with respect to torture, including
(A) to examine allegations of the practice of torture, particularly allegations concerning the existence of secret detention, extended incommunicado detention, and restriction on access by family members, lawyers, and independent medical personnel to detainees; and
(B) to forward such information as may be gathered, including information regarding any efforts made by the host government to reduce and eliminate the practice of torture, to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs for analysis in preparing the Department's annual country reports on human rights
practices; (2) in the case of a chief of mission assigned to a country where torture is regularly practiced, instructions to report on a periodic basis as circumstances require to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs regarding efforts made by the respective United States diplomatic mission to implement United States policy with respect to combating torture;
(3) instructions to meet with indigenous human rights monitoring groups knowledgeable about the practice of torture for the purpose of gathering information about such practice; and
(4) instructions to express concern in individual cases of torture brought to the attention of a United States diplomatic mission including, whenever feasible, sending United States observers to trials when there is reason to believe that torture
has been used against the accused. (c) The Secretary of Commerce should continue to enforce vigorously the current restrictions on the export of crime control equipment pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979.
(d) The heads of the appropriate departments of the United States Government that furnish military and law enforcement training to foreign personnel, particularly personnel from countries where the practice of torture has been a documented concern, shall include in such training, when relevant, instruction regarding
16. Commission on the Ukraine Famine Act
Partial text of Public Law 99-180 (The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and
State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986; H.R. 2965), 99 Stat. 1136 at 1157, approved December 13, 1985; as amended by Public Law 100-340 (S. 2304), 102 Stat. 622, approved June 17, 1988
NOTE.-Sec. 136 of Public Law 98-473 (Continuing Appropriations Act, 1985; 98 Stat. 1973) appropriated $400,000 to carry out the provisions of S. 2456, a bill to establish a commission to study the 1932-1933 Ukraine famine. S. 2456 passed the Senate on Sept. 21, 1984 but was not enacted. Subsequently, Title V of Public Law 99-180 (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1986), modified the Commission as established by S. 2456 and appropriated funds as set forth below.
TITLE V-RELATED AGENCIES
COMMISSION ON THE UKRAINE FAMINE For necessary expenses of the Commission on the Ukraine Famine to carry out the provisions of S. 2456 (98th Congress) as passed the Senate on September 21, 1984, $400,000, to remain available until expended, and the Commission on the Ukraine Famine as contained in S. 2456, is hereby established, with modifications as follows:
ESTABLISHMENT Section 1. There is established a commission to be known as the “Commission on the Ukraine Famine” (in this Act referred to as the "Commission").
PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION
Sec. 2. The purpose of the Commission is to conduct a study of the 1932-1933 Ukraine famine in order to
(1) expand the world's knowledge of the famine; and
(2) provide the American public with a better understanding of the Soviet system by revealing the Soviet role in the Ukraine famine.
DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
SEC. 3. The duties of the Commission are to
(1) conduct a study of the 1932-1933 Ukraine famine (in this Act referred to as the “famine study”), in accordance with section 6 of this Act, in which the Commission shall
(a) gather all available information about the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine;
(B) analyze the causes of such famine and the effects it has had on the Ukrainian nation and other countries; and
(C) study and analyze the reaction by the free countries of the world to such famine; and (2) submit to Congress for publication a final report on the results of the famine study no later than June 22, 1990 1 of this Act.
Sec. 4. (a) The Commission shall be composed of fifteen members, who shall be appointed within thirty days after the date of enactment of this Act, as follows:
(1) Four members shall be Members of the House of Representatives and shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Two such members shall be selected from the majority party of the House of Representatives and two such members shall be selected, after consultation with the minority leader of the House, from the minority party of the House of Representatives. The Speaker also shall designate one of the House Members as Chairman of the Commission.
(2) Two members shall be Members of the Senate and shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate. One such member shall be selected from the majority party of the Senate and one such member shall be selected, after consultation with the minority leader of the Senate, from the minority party of the Senate.
(3) One member shall be from among officers and employees of each of the Departments of State, Education, and Health and Human Services and shall be appointed by the President, after consultation with the Secretaries of the respective departments.
(4) Six members shall be from the Ukrainian-American community at large and Ukrainian-American chartered human rights groups and shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Commission in consultation with congressional members of the Commission, the Ukrainian-American community at large, and executive boards of Ukrainian-American chartered human (c) Each member of the Commission who is not otherwise employed by the United States Government shall be paid from the sum appropriated to carry out this Act, the daily equivalent of the rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule for each day, including travel time, during which he or she is attending meetings or hearings of the Commission or otherwise performing Commission related duties as requested by the Chairman of the Commission. A member of the Commission who is an officer or employee of the United States Government or a Member of Congress shall serve without additional compensation. Each member of the Commission shall be reimbursed for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, for persons in Government service employed intermittently.
rights groups. (b) The term of office of each member shall be for the life of the Commission. A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made.2
Sec. (1) of Public Law 100-340 (102 Stat. 622) struck out the text "two years after the organizational meeting of the Commission held under section 6(a)" and inserted "June 22, 1990." The words "of this Act” which follow this point should probably have been struck out as well.
2 This last sentence was added by sec. (2) of Public Law 100-340 (102 Stat. 622).
SEC. 5. (a) Not later than thirty days after all members have been appointed to the Commission, the Commission shall hold an organizational meeting to establish the rules and procedures under which it will carry out its responsibilities.
(b) The Commission shall hire experts and consultants in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, from the academic community to assist in carrying out the famine study. Such experts and consultants shall be chosen by a majority vote of the Commission members on the basis of their academic background and their experience relevant to research on the Ukraine famine. No person shall be otherwise employed by the Federal Government while serving as an expert or consultant to the Commission.
(c) The Commission shall have a staff director, who shall be appointed by the Chairman.
POWERS OF THE COMMISSION SEC. 6. (a) The Commission or any member it authorizes may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, request such attendance, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Commission considers appropriate. The Commission or any such member may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before it.
(b)(1) The Commission may issue subpenas requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of any evidence that relates to any matter under investigation by the Commission. Such attendance of witnesses and the production of such evidence may be required from any place within the United States at any designated place of hearing within the United States.
(2) The subpenas of the Commission may be issued by the Chairman of the Commission or any member designated by him and may be served by any person designated by the Chairman or such member. The subpenas of the Commission shall be served in the same manner provided for subpenas issued by a United States district court under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States district courts.
(3) If a person issued a subpena under paragraph (1) refuses to obey such subpena, any court of the United States within the judi