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Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
June 20, 2005

HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD BRIEFING ON
RUSSIAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE


(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
General Director
Human Rights Institute in Moscow &
Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution,
Kennan Institute

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.

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202.225.1901
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Russian Federation

Issues

Citizenship and Political Rights
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of the Media
Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion or Belief
International Humanitarian Law
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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