Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Brunei Sanctions Act

This month, the Sultanate of Brunei instituted a brutal and draconian new Penal Code that would strip away the human rights of its citizens and strengthen the government’s authoritarian grip. The recently announced Penal Code revisions mandate the death
penalty for numerous offenses – among them adultery, consensual same-sex relations, blasphemy, and robbery. The Penal Code also introduces stoning as the means of execution for those who engage in same-sex or extramarital relations. The Sultanate’s plan also
authorizes flogging for women who have abortions and amputation for those accused of theft. Further, the Penal Code would criminalize exposure of Muslim children to beliefs and practices of any religion other than Islam.

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Co-sign Letter to Sec. Pompeo Opposing Visa Restrictions and Sanctions on ICC Staff

As you may have seen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced late last week that the U.S. would begin enacting visa restriction on any International Criminal Court (ICC) staffers involved in investigations into U.S. military personnel actions. The decision
represents an unnecessary alienation of our allies, some of whom will surely have nationals affected by the decision. It also punishes those who have dedicated their lives and careers to fighting impunity and seeking accountability for mass atrocities, and
tacitly supports the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

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