Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
CSCE :: Press Release :: Helsinki Commission Turns Spotlight on Belarus
Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
January 25, 2006

HELSINKI COMMISSION TURNS SPOTLIGHT ON BELARUS


(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a briefing to explore the latest political developments on the eve of elections in Belarus as seen from a trans-Atlantic perspective:
 
FROZEN IN TIME:
BELARUS ON THE EVE OF ELECTIONS
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
 
The featured panelists will be:
Aldis Kuskis, MEP (Latvia)
Vice Chairman
EU Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with Belarus
 
Barbara Kudrycka, MEP (Poland)
Member
EU Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with Belarus
 
Harald Günther
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Austria
Austria currently holds the EU presidency
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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Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Russian Federation
Ukraine

Issues

Elections
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of the Media
Right of Peaceful Assembly
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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