bosnia report
No. 8 January - 1995
In the Senate of the United States

Senator Dole (for himself and senators Lieberman, Helms, Thurmond, McConnell, Lott, Feingold, D'Amato, McCain, Biden, Mack, Kyl, Gorton, Hatch, Specter, Packwood and Craig) introduced the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

A Bill to terminate the United States arms embargo applicable to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled :

Section 1. Short Title

This Act may be cited as the 'Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defence Act of 1995.'

Section 2. Findings

The Congress makes the following findings;

  1. For the reasons stated in section 520 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 10-3-236), the Congress has found that continued application of an international arms embargo to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina contravenes that Government's inherent right of individual or collective self-defence under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter and therefore is inconsistent with international law.

  2. That the United States has not formally sought multilateral support for terminating the arms em bargo against Bosnia and Herzegovina through a note on a United Nations Security Council resolution since the enactment of section 1404 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337).

  3. The United Nations Security Council has not taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the aqggression against that country began in April 1992.

Section 3. Statement of Support

The Congress supports the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina -

  1. to defend its people and the territory of the ?Republic.

  2. To preserve the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic and

  3. To bring about a peaceful, just, fair, viable and sustainable settlement of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzsegovina.

Section 4. Termination of Arms Embargo

  1. Termination - ~~The President shall terminate the United States arms embargo of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on:

    1. The date of receipt from the Government of a request for assistance in exercising its right of self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, or;

    2. 1 May 1995,

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  2. Definition - As used in this section, the term 'United States arms embargo of the Government of Boznia and Herzsegovina' means the application to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina or -

    1. the policy adopted 10 July 1991, and publkished in the Federal Register of 19 July 1991 (58 F.R33322) under the heading 'Suspension of MunitionsExport Licences to Yugoslavia,' and;

    2. any similar policy being applied by the United States Government as of the date of receipt of the request described in subsection (a) pursuant to which approval is denied for transfers of defense articles and defined services to the former Yugoslavia.

  3. Rule of construction - Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as authorization for deployment of United States forces in the territory of Bosnia and Herzsegovina for any purpose, including training, support, or delivery of military equipment.


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