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Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
November 10, 2005

HELSINKI COMMISSION TO EXAMINE BOSNIAN WAR CRIMES TRIALS


(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission, in cooperation with the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, will hold a briefing to explore the latest developments regarding the start of the Bosnian war crimes trials, including a discussion of how to assist Bosnia-Herzegovina to move forward toward democracy:
 
BRINGING JUSTICE HOME:
THE WAR CRIMES TRIALS IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
 
The featured panelists will be:
Judge Medzida Kreso, President of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slobodan Kovac, Minister of Justice, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vaso Marinkovic, Deputy Chief Prosecutor and Head of War Crimes Office
Michael Johnson, Registrar of the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina
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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