Statement on Signing 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.
GEORGE W. BUSH
The White House, October 18, 2004.
NOTE: H.R. 4011, approved October 18, was assigned Public Law No. 108-333.
George W. Bush, Statement on Signing the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/213495