Senate Approves Creation Of New DOJ Human Rights Section
By Andrew Ramonas | November 23, 2021 5:07 pm

The Senate passed legislation Saturday night that would create a new section within the Justice Department Criminal Division to handle human rights crimes.

The Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009, which was approved by unanimous consent, would lay the groundwork to merge the Office of Special Investigations and the Domestic Security Section into the new section. The Office of Special Investigations — which was created to probe Nazi criminals living in the United States — handles U.S. citizens who committed human rights crimes. The Domestic Security Section focuses on non-U.S. citizens who violated human rights laws and who are now in the United States.

The new section would prosecute torture, genocide, child soldiers and war crimes that are committed by any person who is in the United States. Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer said last month that he supports the establishment of a human rights section. Read our previous report here.

The bill is sponsored by Democrat Richard Durbin of Illinois and Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who are the chairman and ranking minority member, respectively, of the Senate Judiciary panel’s Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee. There is no companion House bill.

This post has been corrected from an earlier version.

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2 Comments

  1. Arrestaties en immuniteit Interpol | Hoaxwereld says:

    [...] tegen de mensheid. De “Human Rights Enforcement Act 2009” werd in november dit jaar door het senaat aangenomen met een unanieme uitslag van 416 tegen 3 stemmen. Deze wet stelt ze in staat de Nazi criminelen en [...]

  2. Skipper says:

    A major issue here is Eli M. Rosenbaum’s role in the Egyptair 990 disaster and the John F Kennedy Jr. Tragedy. There were 33 High Ranking Egyptian Military Officers including Generals on board EA 990 (Google to find), as well as 100 Americans among the 217 killed. Kennedy Jr. was about to announce his candidacy for the US Senate (NY).

    These tragedies were not accidents. A Mossad assasination team, headed by Rodney Powell, an aeronautical engineer, were responsible for these. Rosenbaum, as OSI Director, took testimony for the NTSB and helped cover-up this fact. Then he hunted down witnesses and used his credentials to commit criminal acts to discredit them. There was an attempted murder of a key witness which he was involved in covering up. I was told he has been suspended without pay for 18 months. Light sentence for accessory to mass murder (including children) and treason?

    The previous OSI director, Neal Sher, was convicted of stealing from Holocaust victims, disbarred by the DC Bar Association for missives before the Israeli Supreme Court, and finally dismissed by attorney General Richardson for stealing the secret PROMIS software system and giving it to Israel.

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