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[121 STAT. 2579]
[121 STAT. 2579]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAR. 23, 2007

121 STAT. 2579

support the establishment of a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane; Whereas on May 18, 2006, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to House Resolution 740, which declared in part that the House of Representatives ‘‘urges the Government of the United Kingdom immediately to establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane’’; and Whereas on January 22, 2007, the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland released a comprehensive report which confirms that police in Northern Ireland have colluded with members of a loyalist paramilitary organization in specific murders that took place over the last dozen years that the Ombudsman investigated and that such collusion could not have occurred ‘‘without the knowledge and support of the highest level’’ of the Northern Ireland police: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress— (1) expresses to the family of Patrick Finucane deepest condolences on his death, commends their steadfast pursuit of justice in his brutal murder, and thanks his wife Geraldine and son Michael for their willingness to testify on this matter before committees of the House of Representatives on numerous occasions; (2) supports the efforts of the Administration in seeking the full implementation of the Weston Park Agreement and the establishment of a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane; (3) calls on the Government of the United Kingdom to reconsider its position on the matter of an inquiry into the murder of Mr. Finucane, to amend the Inquiries Act of 2005, and to take fully into account the objections of Judge Cory, objections raised by officials of the United States Government, other governments, and international bodies, and the objections raised by Mr. Finucane’s family; and (4) urges the Government of the United Kingdom immediately to establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane which would enjoy the full cooperation and support of his family, the people of Northern Ireland, and the international community as recommended by Judge Cory. Agreed to March 15, 2007.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE—98TH ANNIVERSARY

Mar. 23, 2007 [H. Con. Res. 44]

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Whereas the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), originally known as the National Negro Committee, was founded in New York City on February 12, 1909, the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, by a multiracial group

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