Resolution on Puerto Rico

ROME COUNCIL, 21-22 January 1997

The Socialist International reaffirms its previous resolutions on Puerto Rico, and taking into account that the US Congress is about to consider plebiscite legislation regarding Puerto Rico, calls upon the US Congress to fully respect in this matter the applicable principles of international law, and to guarantee that under any status formula presented to Puerto Rico, the right of the Puerto Rican nation to its self-determination and the full enjoyment of its cultural rights be respected.