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[121 STAT. 529]
[121 STAT. 529]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 529

rule of law indicators used to determine eligibility for financial assistance disbursed from the Millennium Challenge Account. (7) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of State.

Subtitle A—Activities to Enhance the Promotion of Democracy SEC. 2111. DEMOCRACY PROMOTION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Establishment.

22 USC 8211.

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(a) DEMOCRACY LIAISON OFFICERS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State shall establish and staff Democracy Liaison Officer positions. Democracy Liaison Officers shall serve under the supervision of the Assistant Secretary. Democracy Liaison Officers may be assigned to the following posts: (A) United States missions to, or liaisons with, regional and multilateral organizations, including the United States missions to the European Union, African Union, Organization of American States, and any other appropriate regional organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations and its relevant specialized agencies, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (B) Regional public diplomacy centers of the Department of State. (C) United States combatant commands. (D) Other posts as designated by the Secretary. (2) RESPONSIBILITIES.—Each Democracy Liaison Officer should— (A) provide expertise on effective approaches to promote and build democracy; (B) assist in formulating and implementing strategies for transitions to democracy; and (C) carry out such other responsibilities as the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary may assign. (3) NEW POSITIONS.—To the fullest extent practicable, taking into consideration amounts appropriated to carry out this subsection and personnel available for assignment to the positions described in paragraph (1), the Democracy Liaison Officer positions established under subsection (a) shall be new positions that are in addition to existing positions with responsibility for other human rights and democracy related issues and programs, including positions with responsibility for labor issues. (4) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this subsection may be construed as altering any authority or responsibility of a chief of mission or other employee of a diplomatic mission of the United States provided under any other provision of law, including any authority or responsibility for the development or implementation of strategies to promote democracy. (b) OFFICE RELATED TO DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENTS AND TRANSITIONS.— (1) ESTABLISHMENT.—There shall be identified within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department at least one office that shall be responsible for working

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