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 hearing to discuss the ongoing crisis in Uzbekistan and its implications for the United States.
THE UZBEKISTAN CRISIS: ASSESSING THE IMPACT AND NEXT STEPS
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
124 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The featured panelists will be:
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
Department of Defense
Executive Director, Europe & Central Asia Division
Human Rights Watch
Director, Asia Program
International Crisis Group
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
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.