Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


UNITED STATES HELSINKI COMMISSION

An independant agency of the United States Government charged with monitoring and encouraging compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other commitments of the 55 countries participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Turkmenistan


2014

  • Nov 19, 2014

    Hearing | Combating Corruption in the OSCE Region: The Link between Security and Good Governance Event
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  • Nov 12, 2014

    Helsinki Commission To Hold Hearing On Combating Corruption Press Release
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  • Nov 6, 2014

    Helsinki Commission Digest: Annual OSCE Human Rights Meeting Dominated by Russia and Ukraine Article
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  • Jul 7, 2014

    Cardin, Smith advance security and human rights during annual meeting of European parliamentarians Press Release
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  • Feb 20, 2014

    Disappeared in Turkmenistan’s Prisons: Are They Still Alive? Briefing
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  • Feb 12, 2014

    Witness added: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on human rights in Turkmenistan Press Release
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2013

  • Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on the New Silk Road Press Release
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2012

  • May 8, 2012

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Political Prisoners in Central Asia Press Release
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  • Mar 28, 2012

    Chairman Smith’s Bill Promoting Online Freedom Is Passed by Key House Subcommittee Press Release
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  • Feb 28, 2012

    Live Webcast and Witness added: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold Hearing on Missing Persons with Queen Noor Press Release
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2011

  • Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Welcomes Recognition of Romani Victims of Nazi Genocide; Urges Other European Nations to Act Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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  • May 11, 2011

    Central Asia and the Arab Spring: Growing Pressure for Human Rights? Hearing
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  • May 6, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Central Asia and the Arab Spring Press Release
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2010

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
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  • Sep 22, 2010

    Senate Committee Passes Cardin, Boxer, Brownback Bill Addressing Child Trafficking Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2010

    Commission Marks 35 Years of Helsinki Final Act Press Release
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  • Aug 2, 2010

    Statement on a resolution marking the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
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  • Jul 16, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Combat Demand that Encourages Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    Senate Adopts Wall Street Reform Including Cardin-Lugar Provision to Increase Transparency and Attack Corruption Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    Wall Street Reform: U.S. Takes Leadership in Extractive Industries Transparency Statement
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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2010

    Eurasian Energy Resources and Energy Security Article
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  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Event
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  • May 3, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Denounce Reprisals, Restrictions on Free Media Press Release
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Press Release
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  • Apr 22, 2010

    Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Event
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  • Apr 20, 2010

    Natural Resource Charter Statement
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  • Apr 19, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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  • Jan 28, 2010

    ROOM CHANGE: Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Jan 21, 2010

    More Power to More People: Lessons from West Africa on Resource Transparency Article
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2009

  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Press Release
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  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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  • Jul 13, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Iran and its OSCE Neighbors Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2009

    Co-Chairman Hastings Calls for Revenue Transparency Press Release
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  • May 8, 2009

    **CANCELLED**Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Feb 18, 2009

    Screening of "Shadow of the Holy Book", A Documentary Film on Turkmenistan Event
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  • Feb 17, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Co-Host a Screening of "Shadow of the Holy Book", A Documentary Film on Turkmenistan Press Release
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2008

  • Nov 19, 2008

    Turkmenistan: Prospect for Change? Hearing
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  • Nov 19, 2008

    Briefing on the Prospect for Change in Turkmenistan Event
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  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Nov 13, 2008

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Prospect for Change in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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2007

  • Jul 23, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Link U.S. Energy Security to Need for Democracy in Oil-Rich Countries Press Release
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  • Jul 23, 2007

    Energy and Democracy: Oil and Water? Hearing
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  • Jul 17, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Energy Security and Democracy Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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2006

  • Sep 27, 2006

    Human Rights Abuses in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Sep 15, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Mourns the Death of Journalist in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2006

    President Niyazov Intensifies Repression in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Jun 28, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 22, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Apr 4, 2006

    54 Members of Congress Write President of Turkmenistan Urging Release of Prisoner of Conscience Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 14, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Decry Lack of Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Dec 14, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Briefing
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  • Dec 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Examine Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Nov 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Andijan Trial Verdicts in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Nov 9, 2005

    Report on the 2005 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise State Department Report, Say Religious Freedom "Endangered" Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Express Disappointment in Azeri Elections Press Release
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  • Sep 19, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Voice Doubts About Kazakh Bid for OSCE Chairmanship Press Release
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  • Aug 12, 2005

    Human Rights in Iran: Prospects and the Western Response Article
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  • Jul 12, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Co-Chairman Introduces Central Asia Democracy and Human Rights Legislation Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for Prompt Free and Fair Elections in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Security and Human Rights Challenges in Europe and Beyond Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Resolute in Russia Press Release
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  • Jan 13, 2005

    Democracy in the CIS Press Release
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2004

  • Nov 20, 2004

    Democratization in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Europe's Largest Human Rights Meeting Concludes Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2004

    Letter to President Niyazov Article
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  • May 11, 2004

    Briefing: Religious Freedom in Turkmenistan Briefing
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  • May 7, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Reviews Religious Freedom in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 19, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Bulgaria’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Feb 10, 2004

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem Press Release
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  • Jan 16, 2004

    Strong Substance, Potent Politics Mark Historic Maastricht OSCE Ministerial Council Article
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2003

  • Dec 19, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Welcomes State Department Critique of Repression of Religious Groups in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Dec 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Dec 3, 2003

    Commission Hearing Looked Ahead to Maastricht Ministerial Article
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  • Dec 2, 2003

    Turkmenistan Enacts Highly Repressive Law Against Religion Press Release
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  • Nov 22, 2003

    The Nightmare in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Oct 27, 2003

    Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities Briefing
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  • Oct 21, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members: Turkmenistan Has Place on Powell's List of Religious Freedom Violators Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2003

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Sep 3, 2003

    Hearing: The Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Decries Central Asia’s Imprisoned Press Freedoms Press Release
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  • Feb 10, 2003

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem (Russian) Article
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2002

  • Dec 31, 2002

    Democracy and Human Rights Trends in Eurasia and East Europe: A Decade of Membership in the Organization (Report Only) Article
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 17, 2002

    Hearing Addresses Dramatic Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks Across Europe Article
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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  • Mar 28, 2002

    Briefing: Escalating Violence and Rights Violations in Central Asia Briefing
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  • Mar 22, 2002

    Escalating Violence and Rights Violations in Central Asia Subject of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Mar 7, 2002

    Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Briefing
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  • Mar 6, 2002

    U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Jan 11, 2002

    Jailed Pastor Released in Turkmenistan, But Systematic Abuses Persist Press Release
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Commissioners Raise Religious Freedom Concerns with Turkmenistan Ambassador to the United States Press Release
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  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 16, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Examines U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Article
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 3, 2001

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 25, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioner Announces Anti-Torture Resolution on “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture” Press Release
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  • Feb 7, 2001

    Smith Decries Turkmen Torture of Baptist Minister Atakov Press Release
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2000

  • Sep 18, 2000

    Religious Persecution Occurring in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Mar 22, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Documents Deplorable State of Human Rights in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Mar 21, 2000

    Hearing: The State of Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan Hearing
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  • Mar 1, 2000

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Article
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1999

  • Nov 11, 1999

    Democratization and Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Oct 21, 1999

    Central Asia: The Statement
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  • Mar 13, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Hearing on The State of Democratization and Human Rights in Turkmenistan Announced Press Release
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1997

  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
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1995

  • Mar 15, 1995

    Briefing: Emerging Free Trade Union Movement in the Newly Independent States Briefing
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  • Feb 17, 1995

    Briefing: US Assistance to Eastern Europe and the NIS Briefing
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1994

  • Dec 1, 1994

    Report: Parliamentary Election in Turkmenistan Article
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  • May 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles (N/A) Briefing
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1992

  • Aug 1, 1992

    Report: Presidential Elections and Independence Referendums in the Baltic States, the Soviet Union adn Successor States: A compendium of Reports 1991 - 1992 Article
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  • Jan 9, 1992

    Hearing: The New Commonwealth of Independent States: Problems, Perspectives, and U.S. Policy Implications Hearing
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1991

  • Nov 8, 1991

    Report: Turkmenistan's Referendum on Independence Article
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  • Oct 26, 1991

    Report: Turkmenistan's Referendum on Independence Article
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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