Media Contact: James E. Geoffrey, II
(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a briefing to discuss the political landscape and the state of human rights in Russia.
RUSSIA: HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLITICAL PROSPECTS
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
The featured panelist will be:
Mr. Valentin Gefter
Human Rights Institute in Moscow &
Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution,
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.