22 U.S. Code § 6402 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
(1) Ambassador at Large
(2) Annual Report
(3) Appropriate congressional committees
The term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives; and
(B) in the case of any determination made with respect to the taking of President  action under paragraphs (9) through (15) of section 6445 (a) of this title, the term includes the committees described in subparagraph (A) and, where appropriate, the Committee on Banking and Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.
(4) Commensurate action
(6) Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
(7) Executive Summary
(8) Government or foreign government
The term “government” or “foreign government” includes any agency or instrumentality of the government.
(9) Human Rights Reports
(11) Particularly severe violations of religious freedom
The term “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” means systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom, including violations such as—
(C) causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction or clandestine detention of those persons; or
(12) Special Adviser
(13) Violations of religious freedom
The term “violations of religious freedom” means violations of the internationally recognized right to freedom of religion and religious belief and practice, as set forth in the international instruments referred to in section 6401 (a)(2) of this title and as described in section 6401 (a)(3) of this title, including violations such as—
(A) arbitrary prohibitions on, restrictions of, or punishment for—
(i) assembling for peaceful religious activities such as worship, preaching, and prayer, including arbitrary registration requirements;
(B) any of the following acts if committed on account of an individual’s religious belief or practice: detention, interrogation, imposition of an onerous financial penalty, forced labor, forced mass resettlement, imprisonment, forced religious conversion, beating, torture, mutilation, rape, enslavement, murder, and execution.
 So in original. Probably should be “Presidential”.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 105–292, § 3,Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2790.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 105–292, Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2787, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6401 of this title and Tables.
Section 3021(i) of title 50, referred to in par. (12), was redesignated section 3021(k) by Pub. L. 110–53, title XVIII, § 1841(g)(1),Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 500.
Change of Name
Committee on International Relations of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Foreign Affairs of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.
Committee on Banking and Financial Services of House of Representatives abolished and replaced by Committee on Financial Services of House of Representatives, and jurisdiction over matters relating to securities and exchanges and insurance generally transferred from Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Jan. 3, 2001.
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