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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

89 STAT. 860

PUBLIC LAW 94-161—DEC. 20, 1975 enable and encoura^^e greater numbers of the poor to help themselves toward a better life. Not less than $20,000,000 of such funds shall be used during the fiscal years 1976 and 1977, including the period from July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976, only for technical assistance to carry out the purposes of this section.". INTEGRATING WOMKN INTO NATIONAL

22 USC 2151k.


SEC. 309. Section 113 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended by striking out "Sections 103 through 107" and inserting in lieu thereof Part I". H U M A N RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

SEC. 310. Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended by inserting immediately after section 115 the following new section: 22 USC 2151n.

Justification for assistance, submittal to Congress.

22 USC 2367.

Report to Speaker of the House and Senate committee.

"SEC. 116. HUMAN RIGHTS.— (a) No assistance may be provided

under this part to the government of any country which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationaly recognized human rights, including torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, prolonged detention without charges, or other flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty, and the security of person, unless such assistance will directly benefit the needy people in such country. " (b) In determining whether this standard is being met with regard to funds allocated under this part, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate or the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives may require the Administrator primarily responsible for administering part I of this Act to submit in writing information demonstrating that such assistance will directly benefit the needy people in such countr\^ together with a detailed explanation of the assistance to be provided (including the dollar amounts of such assistance) and an explanation of hoAV such assistance will directly benefit the needy people in such country. If either committee or either House of Congress disagrees with the Administrator's justification it may initiate action to terminate assistance to any country by a concurrent resolution under section 617 of this Act. "(c) In determining whether or not a government falls within the provisions of subsection (a), consideration shall be given to the extent of cooperation of such governn\ent in permitting an unimpeded investigation of alleged violations of internationaly recoonized human rights by appropriate international organizations, including the Tnternationai Committee of the Red Cross, or groups or persons acting under the authority of the United Nations or of the Organization of American States. "(d) The President shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, in the annual presentation materials on proposed economic development assistance programs, a full and complete report regarding the steps he has taken to carry out the provisions of this section.". DEVELOPMENT

22 USC 2169.


SEC. 311. Chapter 2 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended— (1) by amending section 209(c) to read as follows: "(c) It is the sense of the Congress that the President should increase, to the extent practicable, the funds provided by the United States to multilateral lending institutions and multilateral organiza-