22 U.S. Code § 8791 - Imposition of sanctions with respect to certain persons who are responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses committed against citizens of Syria or their family members
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(a) In general
The President shall impose sanctions described in subsection (c) with respect to each person on the list required by subsection (b).
(b) List of persons who are responsible for or complicit in certain human rights abuses
(1) In general
Not later than 120 days after August 10, 2012, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a list of persons who are officials of the Government of Syria or persons acting on behalf of that Government that the President determines, based on credible evidence, are responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against citizens of Syria or their family members, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Syria.
(2) Updates of list
The President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees an updated list under paragraph (1)—
(3) Form of report; public availability
The list required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified annex.
(4) Consideration of data from other countries and nongovernmental organizations
In preparing the list required by paragraph (1), the President shall consider credible data already obtained by other countries and nongovernmental organizations, including organizations in Syria, that monitor the human rights abuses of the Government of Syria.
(c) Sanctions described
The sanctions described in this subsection are sanctions pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), including blocking of property and restrictions or prohibitions on financial transactions and the exportation of property, subject to such regulations as the President may prescribe.
Source(Pub. L. 112–158, title VII, § 702,Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1265.)
Termination of Section
For termination of section, see section 8795 of this title.
References in Text
The International Emergency Economic Powers Act, referred to in subsec. (c), is title II of Pub. L. 95–223, Dec. 28, 1977, 91 Stat. 1626, which is classified generally to chapter 35 (§ 1701 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1701 of Title 50 and Tables.
For short title of this subchapter as the “Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012”, see section 701 ofPub. L. 112–158, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
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