Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response (UIGHUR) Act of 2019 (HR 1025, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
Date of Last Action
Mar 22 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Feb 6 2019
Publication Date
Apr 11 2019
Date Made Public
Feb 6 2019

SciPol Summary

Among other proposed means of condemning and seeking cessation of China's practices of mass arbitrary detention of Turkic Muslims, including imposing sanctions and transaction disclosures, this bill amends section 902(b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101–246; 22 U.S.C. 2151) to expand the US consideration of China's actions regarding the mass detention of Uighur Muslims. Specifically, the suspension of certain insurance, munitions, satellite, and nuclear cooperation programs and activities are continued with respect to China's detention of Uighur Muslims. The Department of Commerce is also directed by this bill to impose export controls on surveillance-capable technologies (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computers, and biometric sensors) to China unless these is explicit verification that these technologies would not contribute to the Uighur Muslim's detention.

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