Legislation

Resolution Opposing Shi’ite Personal Family Law in Afghanistan

S.CON.RES.19 H.CON.RES.108

This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the Shi’te Personal Status Law recently signed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai violates the fundamental human rights of women and should be repealed.

Senate

Status Update

4/23/2009
Introduced in Senate
5/13/2009
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Kerry with an amendment in the nature of a subsitute and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
5/21/2009
Substitute resolution agreed to in the Senate. No action taken.
6/2/2009
Referred to House committee: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

House

Status Update

4/23/2009
Introduced in the House