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[121 STAT. 526]
[121 STAT. 526]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 526

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007 the ability of the Government of Saudi Arabia to combat international terrorism; and (ii) to work with the Government of Saudi Arabia to combat terrorism, including through effective measures to prevent and prohibit the financing of terrorists by Saudi institutions and citizens; and (B) provides an assessment of the progress made by Saudi Arabia since 2001 on the matters described in subparagraph (A), including— (i) whether Saudi Arabia has become a party to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism; and (ii) the activities and authority of the Saudi Nongovernmental National Commission for Relief and Charity Work Abroad. (2) FORM.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be transmitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex, if necessary.

Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007. 22 USC 8201 note.

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This title may be cited as the ‘‘Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007’’ or the ‘‘ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007’’. SEC. 2102. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following: (1) The United States Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights declare that all human beings are created equal and possess certain rights and freedoms, including the fundamental right to participate in the political life and government of their respective countries. (2) The development of democracy constitutes a long-term challenge that goes through unique phases and paces in individual countries as such countries develop democratic institutions such as a thriving civil society, a free media, and an independent judiciary, and must be led from within such countries, including by nongovernmental and governmental reformers. (3) Individuals, nongovernmental organizations, and movements that support democratic principles, practices, and values are under increasing pressure from some governments of nondemocratic countries (as well as, in some cases, from governments of democratic transition countries), including by using administrative and regulatory mechanisms to undermine the activities of such individuals, organizations, and movements. (4) Democratic countries have a number of instruments available for supporting democratic reformers who are committed to promoting effective, nonviolent change in nondemocratic countries and who are committed to keeping their countries on the path to democracy. (5) United States efforts to promote democracy and protect human rights can be strengthened to improve assistance for

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