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112 STAT. 3018 PUBLIC LAW 105-320—OCT. 30, 1998 (b) FUNDING.— (1) AUTHORIZATION OP APPROPRIATIONS. —Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal years 1999 and 2000, there are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection (a) (relating to assistance for domestic centers and programs for the treatment of victims of torture) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1999, and $7,500,000 for fiscal year 2000. (2) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. —Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain available until expended. 22 USC 2152 SEC. 6. MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE. (a) FUNDING.— Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1999 and 2000 pursuant to chapter 3 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, there are authorized to be appropriated to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (in this section referred to as the "Fund") the following amounts for the following fiscal years: (1) FISCAL YEAR 1999. —For fiscal year 1999, $3,000,000. (2) FISCAL YEAR 2000.— For fiscal year 2000, $3,000,000. (b) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.— Amounts appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) shall remain available until expended. (c) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.— It is the sense of the Congress that the President, acting through the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, should— (1) request the Fund— (A) to find new ways to support and protect treatment centers and programs that are carrying out rehabilitative services for victims of torture; and (B) to encourage the development of new such centers and programs; (2) use the voice and vote of the United States to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Committee Against Torture established under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and (3) use the voice and vote of the United States to establish a country rapporteur or similar procedural mechanism to investigate human rights violations in a country if either the Special Rapporteur or the Committee Against Torture indicates that a systematic practice of torture is prevalent in that country. 22 USC 2152 SEC. 7. SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS. (a) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary of State shall provide training for foreign service officers with respect to— (1) the identification of torture; (2) the identification of the surrounding circumstances in which torture is most often practiced; (3) the long-term effects of torture upon a victim; (4) the identification of the physical, cognitive, and emotional effects of torture, and the manner in which these effects can affect the interview or hearing process; and (5) the manner of interviewing victims of torture so as not to retraumatize them, eliciting the necessary information to document the torture experience, and understanding the difficulties victims often have in recounting their torture experience.