22 U.S. Code § 2296d - Strengthening democracy, tolerance, and the development of civil society
(a) Purpose of assistance
The purpose of assistance under this section is to promote institutions of democratic government and to create the conditions for the growth of pluralistic societies, including religious tolerance and respect for internationally recognized human rights.
(b) Authorization for assistance
To carry out the purpose of subsection (a) of this section, the President is authorized to provide the following types of assistance to the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia:
(1) Assistance for democracy building, including programs to strengthen parliamentary institutions and practices.
(4) Assistance for the development of the rule of law, a strong independent judiciary, and transparency in political practice and commercial transactions.
(5) International exchanges and advanced professional training programs in skill areas central to the development of civil society.
Source(Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 499D, as added Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(2) [title V, § 596(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–125.)
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