The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 18, 2004

Statement on H.R. 4011, the "North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004"

Today, I have signed into law H.R. 4011, the "North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004." The Act is intended to help promote human rights and freedom in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Section 107 of the Act purports to direct negotiations with foreign governments and international organizations. The executive branch shall implement section 107 in a manner consistent with the Constitution's grant to the President of the authority to conduct the foreign affairs of the United States.



October 18, 2004.

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