[USC02] 22 USC 9243: Report on and imposition of sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea
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22 USC 9243: Report on and imposition of sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea Text contains those laws in effect on September 23, 2020
From Title 22-FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 99-NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS AND POLICY ENHANCEMENTSUBCHAPTER III-PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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§9243. Report on and imposition of sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea

(a) Report required

(1) In general

The Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that-

(A) identifies each person the Secretary determines to be responsible for serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea and describes the conduct of that person; and

(B) describes serious human rights abuses or censorship undertaken by the Government of North Korea or any person acting for or on behalf of that Government in the most recent year ending before the submission of the report.

(2) Consideration

In preparing the report required under paragraph (1), the Secretary of State shall-

(A) give due consideration to the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea; and

(B) make specific findings with respect to the responsibility of Kim Jong Un, and of each individual who is a member of the National Defense Commission of North Korea or the Organization and Guidance Department of the Workers' Party of Korea, for serious human rights abuses and censorship.

(3) Submission and form

(A) Submission

The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted not later than 120 days after February 18, 2016, and every 180 days thereafter for a period not to exceed 3 years, and shall be included in each human rights report required under sections 2151n(d) and 2304(b) of this title.

(B) Form

The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(C) Public availability

The Secretary of State shall publish the unclassified part of the report required under paragraph (1) on the website of the Department of State.

(b) Designation of persons

The President shall designate under section 9214(a) of this title any person listed in the report required under subsection (a)(1) that-

(1) knowingly engages in, is responsible for, or facilitates censorship by the Government of North Korea; or

(2) knowingly engages in, is responsible for, or facilitates serious human rights abuses by the Government of North Korea.

(c) Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that the President should-

(1) seek the prompt adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a resolution calling for the blocking of the assets of all persons responsible for severe human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea; and

(2) fully cooperate with the prosecution of any individual listed in the report required under subsection (a)(1) before any international tribunal that may be established to prosecute persons responsible for severe human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea.

( Pub. L. 114–122, title III, §304, Feb. 18, 2016, 130 Stat. 113 .)

Delegation of Functions

Functions and authorities of President under subsec. (b) of this section delegated to Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with Secretary of State, by Memorandum of President of the United States, May 18, 2016, 81 F.R. 37479, set out as a note under section 9212 of this title.