Belarus


Capital City: Minsk  |  Population: 9,685,768
Geography Area: 207,600 sq mi  |  Nationality: Belarusian(s)
Government Type: Republic with Authoritarian Presidential Rule and little power outside the Executive Branch
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2012

  • Apr 17, 2012

    Chairman Smith Responds to Release of Two Belarusian Political Prisoners—Calls for Increased Efforts to Secure the Release of Others Press Release
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  • Mar 29, 2012

    Commemorating Belarusan Independence by Fighting for Human Rights in Belarus Statement
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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

  • Dec 20, 2011

    Chairman Smith’s Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Passes, Goes to White House Press Release
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  • Dec 19, 2011

    Chairman Smith Calls for Final Passage of Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith to Hold Press Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith Statement on One Year Since Brutal Election Crackdown in Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2011

    Belarus: The Ongoing Crackdown and Forces for Change Hearing
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  • Nov 8, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Belarus Press Release
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  • 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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  • Jul 7, 2011

    House OK’s Smith Bill on Belarus Press Release
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  • Apr 15, 2011

    Chairman Smith’s Bill on Belarus Clears Committee Press Release
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  • Apr 1, 2011

    Chairman Smith: “Belarus – ‘Europe’s Last Dictatorship’ – Must Stop Crushing the Human Rights of Its People" Press Release
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  • Feb 16, 2011

    Lithuania’s Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jan 20, 2011

    Commissioners Concerned with Post-Election Repression in Belarus Press Release
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  • Jan 6, 2011

    Belarusian Regime Resolutely Dashes Any Hopes for Democratic Liberalization Article
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2010

  • Dec 21, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Condemns Violence Amid Elections in Belarus Press Release
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  • 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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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings to Introduce Resolution Protecting Media Freedom Press Release
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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

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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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 19, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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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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2009

  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Nov 4, 2009

    “Where Walls Still Stand” -- Commission Marks 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall Press Release
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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 26, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Seek to Improve International Religious Freedom Press Release
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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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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Jun 30, 2009

    Cardin, U.S. Delegation Secure Release of U.S. Prisoner in Belarus Press Release
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  • Jun 22, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings to Lead Congressional Delegation to Balkans, Baltics Press Release
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  • Feb 11, 2009

    Belarus Imprisonment Statement
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2008

  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Oct 24, 2008

    Belarus’ Parliamentary Elections Fail to Meet OSCE Democratic Election Commitments Article
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  • Sep 24, 2008

    Helsinki Commission: Belarus Still Lacking Progress in Human Rights and Democracy in Run Up to Election Press Release
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  • Sep 16, 2008

    Hearing on Upcoming Elections in Belarus Event
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  • Sep 16, 2008

    Business as Usual? Belarus on the Eve of Elections Hearing
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  • Sep 9, 2008

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Upcoming Elections in Belarus Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • May 15, 2008

    Concern about Treatment of U.S. Citizen in Belarusian Detention Statement
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  • Jan 15, 2008

    Human Rights and Democracy in Belarus Off to Discouraging Start in the New Year Statement
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2007

  • Dec 12, 2007

    Hastings Outraged by Merciless Attack on Belarus’ Young Front Leader Zmitser Fedaruk Press Release
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  • Dec 4, 2007

    The Future Belarus: Democracy or Dictatorship? Briefing
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  • Dec 4, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing with Leading Belarusian Democracy and Human Right Activists Event
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  • Nov 27, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing with Leading Belarusian Democracy and Human Rights Activists Press Release
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  • Jun 25, 2007

    Pipeline Politics: Achieving Energy Security in the OSCE Region Hearing
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2006

  • Dec 7, 2006

    Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006 Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2006

    Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006 Statement
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  • Apr 25, 2006

    The Legacy of Chornobyl: Health and Safety 20 Years Later Hearing
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  • Apr 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Reviews Long-term Health and Safety Issues from Chornobyl Disaster Press Release
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  • Apr 20, 2006

    From the Maidan to Main Street Article
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  • Apr 19, 2006

    Chornobyl: Consequences and Responses Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2006

    Bush Administration Report Reveals Lukashenka’s Links to Rogue Regimes and Corruption Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2006

    Belarusian Election Turning Into a Farce Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Commission Warns Belarus of Repercussions for Crackdown on Opposition Press Release
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  • Mar 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Probes Belarus’ Elections Press Release
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  • Mar 9, 2006

    Freedom Denied: Belarus on the Eve of the Election Hearing
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  • Feb 24, 2006

    Belarus: Freedom Denied? Press Release
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  • Feb 1, 2006

    Democracy in Belarus Briefing
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  • Jan 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Turns Spotlight on Belarus Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 6, 2005

    Riding Roughshod Over Rights in Belarus Statement
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  • Nov 30, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Release Letter Denouncing Russian NGO Legislation Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise State Department Report, Say Religious Freedom "Endangered" Press Release
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  • Jun 10, 2005

    Examining Efforts to Eradicate Human Trafficking Statement
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  • May 4, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Members Alarmed by Threats to "Cowshed" Church in Belarus Press Release
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  • Mar 4, 2005

    Belarus--Outpost of Tyranny Statement
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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 24, 2004

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Leaders Decry Widespread Fraud in Ukrainian Elections Press Release
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Ukraine Presidential Election Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Nov 9, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Staff Observe Farcical Belarus Elections Article
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  • Oct 21, 2004

    President Bush Signs Belarus Democracy Act on Heels of Rigged Elections and Referendum Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Europe's Largest Human Rights Meeting Concludes Press Release
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  • Oct 7, 2004

    Supporting Democracy in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 5, 2004

    Belarus Democracy Act Unanimously Passes U.S. House Press Release
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  • Oct 4, 2004

    Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 Statement
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  • Sep 29, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Delivers Remarks on Belarus, Ukraine Elections Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    CIS Response Letter to Mr. Lukashenka (Belarus) Article
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Engage Heads of Nine CIS Countries Article
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  • Jul 22, 2004

    Urging the Government of Belarus to Ensure Democratic, Transparent, and Fair Election Process Statement
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  • Mar 25, 2004

    Opposition Under Attack in Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Belarusian Authorities Continue to Stifle Democracy Statement
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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 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Nov 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Oct 16, 2003

    Commission Members Address OSCE Meeting 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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  • Jul 15, 2003

    Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1950, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 - Rep. Smith Statement
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  • Jun 24, 2003

    Repression Spreading in Belarus Statement
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  • Jun 5, 2003

    Hearing: Arming Rogue Regimes: The Role of OSCE Participating States Hearing
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  • May 30, 2003

    Arming Rogue Regimes & Terrorists Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 23, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Seek Broad Human Rights Dialogue for Bush Meetings with European Leaders Press Release
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  • May 23, 2003

    Full Text of Helsinki Commission Letter to President Bush Press Release
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  • May 9, 2003

    Human Rights in Belarus and Russia Statement
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  • May 8, 2003

    Co-Chairman Smith Hails Incorporation of Key Provisions of Belarus Democracy Act into Foreign Relations Act Press Release
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    Murdered and Imprisoned Journalists Remembered on World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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  • Apr 11, 2003

    Regime Targets Independent Media in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 3, 2003

    Belarus Democracy Act of 2003 Moves Closer to Passage Press Release
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  • Mar 27, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Introduce “Belarus Democracy Act of 2003” Press Release
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  • Mar 25, 2003

    Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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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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  • Nov 14, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith's Submitted Statement to New Atlantic Initiative Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 13, 2002

    Situation in Belarus Continues to Deteriorate Statement
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Belarus Religion Law Prompts Reaction from Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Press Release
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  • Aug 5, 2002

    “Shock”in United States Congress as Belarus Authorities Bulldoze New Church Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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  • Jan 24, 2002

    Belarus - Opportunities Squandered Statement
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2001

  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Aug 24, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Article
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  • Aug 9, 2001

    Prospects Fade for Free and Fair Belarus Elections Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2001

    Co-Chairman Smith Urges President to Raise Belarus Human Rights Concerns at G-8 Summit Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2001

    Statement by Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith Press Release
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  • Jul 18, 2001

    "Disappeared" Belarusian Opposition Leaders Statement
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  • Jul 13, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise First Annual Report on Trafficking in Persons Press Release
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  • May 10, 2001

    Democracy Under Siege in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    Atmosphere of Trust Missing in Belarus Statement
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2000

  • Oct 26, 2000

    H.Con.Res. 433 Regarding Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 19, 2000

    Democracy Denied in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 19, 2000

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 153 Statement
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  • Oct 13, 2000

    Flawed Elections in Belarus Statement
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  • Sep 29, 2000

    Continuing Climate of Fear in Belarus Statement
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jun 20, 2000

    Senators Urge Albright Meeting with Belarus Opposition Party Leaders Press Release
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  • Jun 19, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • May 31, 2000

    Commissioners Outraged Over Lukashenka Threats Against Belarusian Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • May 3, 2000

    Expressing Condemnation of Continuing Human Rights Violation of Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2000

    Suppression of Peaceful Demonstrations in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2000

    Anti-Democratic Actions in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 9, 2000

    Hearing: Belarus at the Crossroads Hearing
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  • Mar 1, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Announced: Belarus: Stalled at a Crossroads Press Release
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1999

  • Oct 22, 1999

    Crackdown in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 20, 1999

    Belarus' President Lukashenka Called on the Carpet by Helsinki Commission for Human Rights Violations Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 1999

    Developments in Belarus Statement
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  • Jul 15, 1999

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • May 2, 1999

    Constitutional Impasse Continues in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 27, 1999

    Belarus Human Rights Record, OSCE’s Advisory and Monitoring Group Under Fire at Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Apr 27, 1999

    Hearing: Belarus--Back in the USSR? Hearing
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  • Apr 19, 1999

    Hearing Announced: “Belarus—Back in the USSR?” Press Release
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  • Mar 9, 1999

    Politically Motivated Arrests in Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 18, 1999

    Briefing: Civil Society, Democracy, and Markets in East Central Europe and the NIS: Problems and Perspectivies Briefing
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  • Feb 9, 1999

    1999-A Critical Year for Belarus Statement
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1998

  • Jun 19, 1998

    Briefing: Belarus Opposition Leaders Briefing
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1997

  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
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1996

  • Oct 30, 1996

    Briefing: The Current Situation in Belarus Briefing
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  • Apr 23, 1996

    Hearing: The Legacy of Chernobyl Hearing
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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

  • Oct 12, 1994

    Briefing: Democratization, Political and Economic Reform in East Central Europe (N/A) Briefing
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  • Jun 1, 1994

    Report: The Belarusian Presidential Election 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

  • Jul 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation Trip Report on Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus Article
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  • Jun 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation to Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus 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

  • Apr 26, 1991

    Briefing: Chernobyl: Five Years Later Briefing
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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  • Apr 17, 2012

    Chairman Smith Responds to Release of Two Belarusian Political Prisoners—Calls for Increased Efforts to Secure the Release of Others Press Release
    more
  • Mar 28, 2012

    Chairman Smith’s Bill Promoting Online Freedom Is Passed by Key House Subcommittee Press Release
    more
  • 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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  • Dec 20, 2011

    Chairman Smith’s Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Passes, Goes to White House Press Release
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  • Dec 19, 2011

    Chairman Smith Calls for Final Passage of Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith to Hold Press Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith Statement on One Year Since Brutal Election Crackdown in Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Belarus Press Release
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  • 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 7, 2011

    House OK’s Smith Bill on Belarus Press Release
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  • Apr 15, 2011

    Chairman Smith’s Bill on Belarus Clears Committee Press Release
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  • Apr 1, 2011

    Chairman Smith: “Belarus – ‘Europe’s Last Dictatorship’ – Must Stop Crushing the Human Rights of Its People" Press Release
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  • Jan 20, 2011

    Commissioners Concerned with Post-Election Repression in Belarus Press Release
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  • Jan 6, 2011

    Belarusian Regime Resolutely Dashes Any Hopes for Democratic Liberalization Article
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  • Dec 21, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Condemns Violence Amid Elections in Belarus Press Release
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  • 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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  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings to Introduce Resolution Protecting Media Freedom Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
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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 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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  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Nov 4, 2009

    “Where Walls Still Stand” -- Commission Marks 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall Press Release
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  • Oct 26, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Seek to Improve International Religious Freedom Press Release
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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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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Jun 30, 2009

    Cardin, U.S. Delegation Secure Release of U.S. Prisoner in Belarus Press Release
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  • Jun 22, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings to Lead Congressional Delegation to Balkans, Baltics Press Release
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  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Oct 24, 2008

    Belarus’ Parliamentary Elections Fail to Meet OSCE Democratic Election Commitments Article
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  • Sep 24, 2008

    Helsinki Commission: Belarus Still Lacking Progress in Human Rights and Democracy in Run Up to Election Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2008

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Upcoming Elections in Belarus Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Dec 12, 2007

    Hastings Outraged by Merciless Attack on Belarus’ Young Front Leader Zmitser Fedaruk Press Release
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  • Nov 27, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing with Leading Belarusian Democracy and Human Rights Activists Press Release
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  • Apr 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Reviews Long-term Health and Safety Issues from Chornobyl Disaster Press Release
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  • Apr 20, 2006

    From the Maidan to Main Street Article
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  • Apr 19, 2006

    Chornobyl: Consequences and Responses Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2006

    Bush Administration Report Reveals Lukashenka’s Links to Rogue Regimes and Corruption Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2006

    Belarusian Election Turning Into a Farce Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Commission Warns Belarus of Repercussions for Crackdown on Opposition Press Release
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  • Mar 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Probes Belarus’ Elections Press Release
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  • Feb 24, 2006

    Belarus: Freedom Denied? Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Turns Spotlight on Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 30, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Release Letter Denouncing Russian NGO Legislation Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise State Department Report, Say Religious Freedom "Endangered" Press Release
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  • May 4, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Members Alarmed by Threats to "Cowshed" Church in Belarus 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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  • Nov 24, 2004

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Leaders Decry Widespread Fraud in Ukrainian Elections Press Release
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Ukraine Presidential Election Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Nov 9, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Staff Observe Farcical Belarus Elections Article
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  • Oct 21, 2004

    President Bush Signs Belarus Democracy Act on Heels of Rigged Elections and Referendum Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Europe's Largest Human Rights Meeting Concludes Press Release
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  • Oct 5, 2004

    Belarus Democracy Act Unanimously Passes U.S. House Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Delivers Remarks on Belarus, Ukraine Elections Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Engage Heads of Nine CIS Countries Article
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    CIS Response Letter to Mr. Lukashenka (Belarus) Article
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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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  • Dec 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Nov 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Oct 16, 2003

    Commission Members Address OSCE Meeting Press Release
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • May 30, 2003

    Arming Rogue Regimes & Terrorists Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 23, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Seek Broad Human Rights Dialogue for Bush Meetings with European Leaders Press Release
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  • May 23, 2003

    Full Text of Helsinki Commission Letter to President Bush Press Release
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  • May 8, 2003

    Co-Chairman Smith Hails Incorporation of Key Provisions of Belarus Democracy Act into Foreign Relations Act Press Release
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    Murdered and Imprisoned Journalists Remembered on World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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  • Apr 3, 2003

    Belarus Democracy Act of 2003 Moves Closer to Passage Press Release
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  • Mar 27, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Introduce “Belarus Democracy Act of 2003” 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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  • 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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  • Nov 14, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith's Submitted Statement to New Atlantic Initiative Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Belarus Religion Law Prompts Reaction from Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Press Release
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  • Aug 5, 2002

    “Shock”in United States Congress as Belarus Authorities Bulldoze New Church Press Release
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  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Aug 24, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Article
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  • Aug 9, 2001

    Prospects Fade for Free and Fair Belarus Elections Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2001

    Co-Chairman Smith Urges President to Raise Belarus Human Rights Concerns at G-8 Summit Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2001

    Statement by Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith Press Release
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  • Jul 13, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise First Annual Report on Trafficking in Persons Press Release
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jun 20, 2000

    Senators Urge Albright Meeting with Belarus Opposition Party Leaders Press Release
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  • Jun 19, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • May 31, 2000

    Commissioners Outraged Over Lukashenka Threats Against Belarusian Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Announced: Belarus: Stalled at a Crossroads Press Release
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  • Oct 20, 1999

    Belarus' President Lukashenka Called on the Carpet by Helsinki Commission for Human Rights Violations Press Release
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  • Apr 27, 1999

    Belarus Human Rights Record, OSCE’s Advisory and Monitoring Group Under Fire at Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Apr 19, 1999

    Hearing Announced: “Belarus—Back in the USSR?” Press Release
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  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
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  • Jun 1, 1994

    Report: The Belarusian Presidential Election Article
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  • Jul 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation Trip Report on Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus Article
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  • Jun 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation to Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus Article
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  • Nov 15, 2011

    Belarus: The Ongoing Crackdown and Forces for Change Hearing
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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  • Feb 16, 2011

    Lithuania’s Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • Sep 16, 2008

    Business as Usual? Belarus on the Eve of Elections Hearing
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  • Dec 4, 2007

    The Future Belarus: Democracy or Dictatorship? Briefing
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  • Jun 25, 2007

    Pipeline Politics: Achieving Energy Security in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • Apr 25, 2006

    The Legacy of Chornobyl: Health and Safety 20 Years Later Hearing
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  • Mar 9, 2006

    Freedom Denied: Belarus on the Eve of the Election Hearing
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  • Feb 1, 2006

    Democracy in Belarus Briefing
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 9, 2003

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 3, 2003

    Hearing: The Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 5, 2003

    Hearing: Arming Rogue Regimes: The Role of OSCE Participating States Hearing
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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  • Mar 9, 2000

    Hearing: Belarus at the Crossroads Hearing
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  • Apr 27, 1999

    Hearing: Belarus--Back in the USSR? Hearing
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  • Feb 18, 1999

    Briefing: Civil Society, Democracy, and Markets in East Central Europe and the NIS: Problems and Perspectivies Briefing
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  • Jun 19, 1998

    Briefing: Belarus Opposition Leaders Briefing
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  • Oct 30, 1996

    Briefing: The Current Situation in Belarus Briefing
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  • Apr 23, 1996

    Hearing: The Legacy of Chernobyl Hearing
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  • 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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  • Oct 12, 1994

    Briefing: Democratization, Political and Economic Reform in East Central Europe (N/A) Briefing
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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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  • Jan 9, 1992

    Hearing: The New Commonwealth of Independent States: Problems, Perspectives, and U.S. Policy Implications Hearing
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  • Apr 26, 1991

    Briefing: Chernobyl: Five Years Later Briefing
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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  • Mar 29, 2012

    Commemorating Belarusan Independence by Fighting for Human Rights in Belarus Statement
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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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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 11, 2009

    Belarus Imprisonment Statement
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  • May 15, 2008

    Concern about Treatment of U.S. Citizen in Belarusian Detention Statement
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  • Jan 15, 2008

    Human Rights and Democracy in Belarus Off to Discouraging Start in the New Year Statement
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  • Dec 7, 2006

    Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006 Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2006

    Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006 Statement
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  • Dec 6, 2005

    Riding Roughshod Over Rights in Belarus Statement
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  • Jun 10, 2005

    Examining Efforts to Eradicate Human Trafficking Statement
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  • Mar 4, 2005

    Belarus--Outpost of Tyranny Statement
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  • Oct 7, 2004

    Supporting Democracy in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 4, 2004

    Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 Statement
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  • Jul 22, 2004

    Urging the Government of Belarus to Ensure Democratic, Transparent, and Fair Election Process Statement
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  • Mar 25, 2004

    Opposition Under Attack in Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Belarusian Authorities Continue to Stifle Democracy Statement
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  • Jul 15, 2003

    Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1950, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 - Rep. Smith Statement
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  • Jun 24, 2003

    Repression Spreading in Belarus Statement
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  • May 9, 2003

    Human Rights in Belarus and Russia Statement
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  • Apr 11, 2003

    Regime Targets Independent Media in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 25, 2003

    Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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  • Nov 13, 2002

    Situation in Belarus Continues to Deteriorate Statement
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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  • Jan 24, 2002

    Belarus - Opportunities Squandered Statement
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  • Jul 18, 2001

    "Disappeared" Belarusian Opposition Leaders Statement
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  • May 10, 2001

    Democracy Under Siege in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    Atmosphere of Trust Missing in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 26, 2000

    H.Con.Res. 433 Regarding Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 19, 2000

    Democracy Denied in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 19, 2000

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 153 Statement
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  • Oct 13, 2000

    Flawed Elections in Belarus Statement
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  • Sep 29, 2000

    Continuing Climate of Fear in Belarus Statement
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  • May 3, 2000

    Expressing Condemnation of Continuing Human Rights Violation of Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2000

    Suppression of Peaceful Demonstrations in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2000

    Anti-Democratic Actions in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 22, 1999

    Crackdown in Belarus Statement
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  • Jul 20, 1999

    Developments in Belarus Statement
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  • Jul 15, 1999

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • May 2, 1999

    Constitutional Impasse Continues in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 9, 1999

    Politically Motivated Arrests in Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 9, 1999

    1999-A Critical Year for Belarus Statement
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  • Jan 6, 2011

    Belarusian Regime Resolutely Dashes Any Hopes for Democratic Liberalization Article
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  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
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  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
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  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Oct 24, 2008

    Belarus’ Parliamentary Elections Fail to Meet OSCE Democratic Election Commitments Article
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  • Apr 20, 2006

    From the Maidan to Main Street Article
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Nov 9, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Staff Observe Farcical Belarus Elections Article
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Engage Heads of Nine CIS Countries Article
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    CIS Response Letter to Mr. Lukashenka (Belarus) Article
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  • Jan 16, 2004

    Strong Substance, Potent Politics Mark Historic Maastricht OSCE Ministerial Council Article
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  • Dec 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Nov 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Feb 10, 2003

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem (Russian) Article
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  • 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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  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Aug 24, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Article
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
    more
  • Jun 1, 1994

    Report: The Belarusian Presidential Election Article
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  • Jul 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation Trip Report on Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus Article
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  • Jun 25, 1992

    Staff Delegation to Moscow, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus Article
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