The Secretary of State shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report providing-
The report required under subsection (a) should to the extent feasible include (but not be limited to)-
As used in this section-
1 See References in Text note below.
2 So in original. Probably should be followed by "and".
3 So in original. Another par. (3) and par. (4) follow par. (5).
4 So in original. The word "section" probably should appear.
5 So in original. Another par. (3) and par. (4) precede par. (5).
22 U.S.C. § 2656f
Pub. L. 100-204, title I, §140, Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1347; Pub. L. 101-2461990; Pub. L. 103-2361994; Pub. L. 104-2081996; Pub. L. 108-4582004; Pub. L. 108-4872004.
REFERENCES IN TEXTSection 4605(j) of title 50, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1)(A)(ii), (2) and (d)(5)(B)(i), was repealed by Pub. L. 115-232Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 2232. [Section] 7120(b) of the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act of 2004, referred to in subsec. (b)(5), is section 7120(b) of Pub. L. 108-458, title VII, Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3803, which is not classified to the Code.
AMENDMENTS 2004-Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108-458designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), redesignated former subpars. (A) to (C) as cls. (i) to (iii), respectively, of subpar. (A), and added subpar. (B).Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 108-487inserted "any terrorist group known to have obtained or developed, or to have attempted to obtain or develop, weapons of mass destruction," after "during the preceding five years," and "any group designated by the Secretary as a foreign terrorist organization under sectionof title 8," after "section 2405(j) of the Appendix to title 50". Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 108-458substituted "subsection (a)(1)(A)" for "subsection (a)(1)" in introductory provisions.Subsec. (b)(1)(C)(iv). Pub. L. 108-487added cl. (iv) and redesignated former cl. (iv) as (v).Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108-458added par. (2). Former par. (2), relating to report provisions with respect to subsec. (a)(2), redesignated (3).Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 108-487added par. (3) relating to statistical information on individuals killed, injured, or kidnapped by terrorist groups.Pub. L. 108-487which directed amendment of subsec. (b)(2)(F), as redesignated by Pub. L. 108-487by substituting a semicolon for the period, was probably intended as an amendment to subpar. (F) of subsec. (b)(3) relating to report provisions with respect to subsec. (a)(2), as redesignated by Pub. L. 108-458and Pub. L. 108-487but could not be executed because of the amendment by Pub. L. 108-458. See below. Pub. L. 108-458redesignated par. (2), relating to report provisions with respect to subsec. (a)(2), as (3) and substituted a semicolon for the period at end.Subsec. (b)(3)(C) to (F). Pub. L. 108-487which directed amendment of subsec. (b)(2) by adding subpar. (C) and redesignating former subpars. (C) to (E) as (D) to (F), respectively, was executed by making the amendment to subsec. (b)(3) relating to report provisions with respect to subsec. (a)(2) to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the redesignation of subsec. (b)(2) as (b)(3) by Pub. L. 108-458. See above.Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 108-487added par. (4) relating to analysis of trends in international terrorism.Pub. L. 108-458added par. (4) relating to strategy for addressing, and where possible eliminating, terrorist sanctuaries. Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 108-458added par. (5). Subsec. (d)(4), (5). Pub. L. 108-458added pars. (4) and (5). 1996-Subsec. (a)(3), (4). Pub. L. 104-208, added pars. (3) and (4). Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104-208, designated existing provisions as par. (1), realigned margins, substituted "Except as provided in paragraph (2), the report" for "The report", and added par. (2). 1994-Subsec. (b)(2)(E). Pub. L. 103-236 added subpar. (E). 1990-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-246 substituted "April 30" for "March 31".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2004 AMENDMENTS Pub. L. 108-4872004, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply beginning with the first report under section 140 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 [this section] that is submitted more than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 2004]."Pub. L. 108-4872004, provided that: "Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, this Act [enacting sections, , to , , , and of Title 50, War and National Defense, amending this section and sections , , , , , , and of Title 50, enacting provisions set out as notes under this section, section of Title 21, Food and Drugs, and sections , , , , , and of Title 50, and amending provisions set out as a note under section of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees] (and the amendments made by this Act) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 2004]."Pub. L. 108-4582004, provided that: "The amendments made by this subsection [amending this section] apply with respect to the report required to be transmitted under section 140 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 ( f), by April 30, 2006, and by April 30 of each subsequent year."Amendment by Pub. L. 108-458 effective Dec. 17, 2004, notwithstanding any other provision of such Act, see section 7122 of Pub. L. 108-458, set out as a note under section of Title 1, General Provisions.
TERRORIST SANCTUARIESPub. L. 108-4582004, provided that:"(a) FINDINGS.-Consistent with the report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Congress makes the following findings:"(1) Complex terrorist operations require locations that provide such operations sanctuary from interference by Government or law enforcement personnel."(2) A terrorist sanctuary existed in Afghanistan before September 11, 2001."(3) The terrorist sanctuary in Afghanistan provided direct and indirect value to members of al Qaeda who participated in the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, and in other terrorist operations."(4) Terrorist organizations have fled to some of the least governed and most lawless places in the world to find sanctuary."(5) During the 21st century, terrorists are often focusing on remote regions and failing states as locations to seek sanctuary."(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS ON UNITED STATES POLICY ON TERRORIST SANCTUARIES.-It is the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States-"(1) to identify foreign countries that are being used as terrorist sanctuaries;"(2) to assess current United States resources and tools being used to assist foreign governments to eliminate such sanctuaries;"(3) to develop and implement a coordinated strategy to prevent terrorists from using such foreign countries as sanctuaries; and"(4) to work in bilateral and multilateral fora to elicit the cooperation needed to identify and address terrorist sanctuaries that may exist today, but, so far, remain unknown to governments."
REPORT ON TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN WHICH UNITED STATES CITIZENS WERE KILLED AND RELATED MATTERSPub. L. 106-1131999, as amended by Pub. L. 107-2282002, provided that:"(a) IN GENERAL.-Not later than May 1, 2003, and not later than May 1, 2004, the Secretary of State shall prepare and submit a report, with a classified annex as necessary, to the appropriate congressional committees [Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate] regarding terrorist attacks in Israel, in territory administered by Israel, and in territory administered by the Palestinian Authority. The report shall contain the following information:"(1) A list of formal commitments the Palestinian Authority has made to combat terrorism."(2) A list of terrorist attacks, occurring between September 13, 1993 and the date of the report, against United States citizens in Israel, in territory administered by Israel, or in territory administered by the Palestinian Authority, including-"(A) a list of all citizens of the United States killed or injured in such attacks;"(B) the date of each attack and the total number of people killed or injured in each attack;"(C) the person or group claiming responsibility for the attack and where such person or group has found refuge or support;"(D) a list of suspects implicated in each attack and the nationality of each suspect, including information on- "(i) which suspects are in the custody of the Palestinian Authority and which suspects are in the custody of Israel;"(ii) which suspects are still at large in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority or Israel; and"(iii) the whereabouts (or suspected whereabouts) of suspects implicated in each attack."(3) Of the suspects implicated in the attacks described in paragraph (2) and detained by Palestinian or Israeli authorities, information on-"(A) the date each suspect was incarcerated;"(B) whether any suspects have been released, the date of such release, and whether any released suspect was implicated in subsequent acts of terrorism; and"(C) the status of each case pending against a suspect, including information on whether the suspect has been indicted, prosecuted, or convicted by the Palestinian Authority or Israel."(4) The policy of the Department of State with respect to offering rewards for information on terrorist suspects, including any information on whether a reward has been posted for suspects involved in terrorist attacks listed in the report."(5) A list of each request by the United States for assistance in investigating terrorist attacks listed in the report, a list of each request by the United States for the transfer of terrorist suspects from the Palestinian Authority and Israel since September 13, 1993, and the response to each request from the Palestinian Authority and Israel."(6) A description of efforts made by United States officials since September 13, 1993 to bring to justice perpetrators of terrorist acts against United States citizens as listed in the report."(7) A list of any terrorist suspects in these cases who are members of Palestinian police or security forces, the Palestine Liberation Organization, or any Palestinian governing body. "(8) A list of all United States citizens killed or injured in terrorist attacks in Israel or in territory administered by Israel between 1950 and September 13, 1993, to include in each case, where such information is reasonably available, any stated claim of responsibility and the resolution or disposition of each case, except that this list shall be submitted only once with the initial report required under this section unless additional relevant information on these cases becomes available."(b) CONSULTATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS.-The Secretary of State shall, in preparing the report required by this section, consult and coordinate with all other Government officials who have information necessary to complete the report. Nothing contained in this section shall require the disclosure, on a classified or unclassified basis, of information that would jeopardize sensitive sources and methods or other vital national security interests or jeopardize ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings."(c) INITIAL REPORT.-Except as provided in subsection (a)(8), the initial report filed under this section shall cover the period between September 13, 1993 and the date of the report."