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).

Freedom of Speech and Expression


2014

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Helsinki Commission on Opening of Europe’s Largest Human Rights Meeting Press Release
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2012

  • Dec 12, 2012

    Roger Kiska (Legal Counsel) - Alliance Defending Freedom Testimony
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  • Dec 11, 2012

    Thomas F.Farr (Director ) - Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Testimony
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  • Dec 11, 2012

    Dr. Roger Trigg (Professor of Philosophy ) - University of Warwick Testimony
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  • Dec 10, 2012

    The State-Sanctioned Marginalization of Christians in Western Europe Briefing
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  • 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 24, 2012

    Chairman Smith Welcomes Release of Kazakhstani Human Rights Activist Yevgeniy Zhovtis Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable As Its Government Claims? Event
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  • Jan 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable as Its Government Claims? Hearing
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  • Jan 23, 2012

    REVISED: Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Human Rights in Kazahkstan Press Release
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  • Jan 20, 2012

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Human Rights in Kazakhstan 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 15, 2011

    From Arab Spring to Coptic Winter: Sectarian Violence and the Struggle for Democratic Transition in Egypt Hearing
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  • Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Egypt 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 7, 2011

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

    Senator Cardin's Response to Rep. King's U.S. Anti-Muslim Hearings Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2011

    Commission Leadership Condemns Violence, Calls for Egyptian Transition to Democracy to Begin Press Release
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  • Jan 28, 2011

    The Year in Review: The 2010 Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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  • Jan 13, 2011

    Cardin Outraged by Continued Imprisonment of Nemtsov 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 29, 2010

    Commission Supports State Department Focus on Civil Society Press Release
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  • Nov 19, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Azerbaijan’s Release of Bloggers Press Release
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  • Nov 19, 2010

    Cardin Statement on Attack on Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Nemtsov Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2010

    Commission Welcomes Appointment of Former Journalist to Russian Human Rights Council 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 21, 2010

    Briefing and Documentary Screening on North Caucasus Event
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  • Jul 16, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Briefing and Documentary Screening on North Caucasus Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    OSCE Parlimentary Assembly Session in Oslo Statement
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  • Jul 13, 2010

    Helsinki Commissioners Hastings, Issa Call on the Government of Lebanon to Respect Free Speech Press Release
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  • Jul 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    OSCE Representative Cites Threats to Free Media Statement
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  • May 3, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Denounce Reprisals, Restrictions on Free Media 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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  • Apr 8, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Urge Calm in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Concerned about Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    Commission Slams Azerbaijan Over Case of Jailed Bloggers Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Cardin Introduces Maryland’s Ian Kelly, Nominee for Ambassador to OSCE 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 27, 2010

    The Year in Review: OSCE Human Dimension Activities in 2009 Article
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2009

  • Dec 23, 2009

    Co-Chairmen Call for Investigation in Murder of Kyrgyz Journalist Press Release
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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

    Briefing on New Media Event
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  • Oct 16, 2009

    Commission to Hold Briefing on New Media Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2009

    Commission, State Department Discuss Kazakhstan’s 2010 Chairmanship of OSCE Press Release
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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Jul 20, 2009

    OSCE Participating States Convene Meeting on Religious Freedom 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 23, 2009

    The Medvedev Thaw: Is it real? Will it last? Hearing
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  • Jun 18, 2009

    Briefing on Upcoming Kyrgyzstan Elections Event
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  • Jun 16, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Russia’s Human Rights Record Before Presidential Trip to Moscow Press Release
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  • Jun 15, 2009

    Commission to Hold Briefing on Upcoming Kyrgyzstan Elections Press Release
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  • Jun 11, 2009

    Commission to Hold Briefing on Instability in North Caucasus Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2009

    Helsinki Commission: Cardin, Hastings Statements on North Korea Sentencing of U.S. Journalists Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Comment on Elections in Lebanon Press Release
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  • May 15, 2009

    Chairman Cardin, Co-Chairman Hastings Express Concerns About Press Freedom, Attacks on Journalists 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 17, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Cardin Discusses Public-Private Partnership of Fighting Hate Speech on the Internet Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Mar 11, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Delegation Visits Prague and Bratislava Article
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2007

  • Dec 27, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Condemn Former Prime Minister Bhutto’s Assassination 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 5, 2007

    OSCE Chairman Addresses Helsinki Commission in Advance of Madrid Ministerial Article
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2006

  • Dec 7, 2006

    Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006 Statement
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  • Sep 18, 2006

    Freedom of the Media Revisited at Vienna Meeting Article
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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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  • Jul 25, 2006

    Uzbekistan: Are There Prospects for Change? Briefing
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  • Jul 21, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Prospects for Political Change in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Jun 28, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • May 16, 2006

    Thirtieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Moscow Helsinki Group Statement
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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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  • 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 14, 2006

    Promoting Religious Freedom in the Russian Federation Statement
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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 8, 2006

    Human Rights, Civil Society, and Democratic Governance in Russia : Current Situation and Prospects for the Future Hearing
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  • Feb 2, 2006

    Russia: Rights in Retreat Press Release
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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 23, 2005

    The Meaning of Egypt's Elections and Their Relevance to the Middle East Article
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  • Nov 15, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Laud Bosnian War Crimes Tribunals, Call for Continued Cooperation from Balkan States Press Release
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  • Nov 9, 2005

    Religious Speech Limitations in Sweden Statement
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Express Disappointment in Azeri Elections Press Release
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  • Oct 13, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Blast Turkey on Prosecution of Noted Writer, Call on Turks to "Face Their History" Press Release
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  • Oct 12, 2005

    The Meaning of Egypt's Elections and their Relevance to the Middle East Briefing
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  • Oct 6, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Implications of the Egyptian Election Results 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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  • Jun 23, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Latest Developments in Uzbekistan Crisis Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Russian Political Landscape Press Release
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  • Jun 10, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Members Denounce Iran's Human Rights Record, Call for Joint U.S.-Europe Response Press Release
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  • May 31, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Members Denounce Azerbaijan Crackdown, Call for Pluralism and Democracy Press Release
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  • May 13, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Calls for Calm, Respect for Human Rights in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Mar 16, 2005

    The Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey: A Victim of Systematic Expropriation Briefing
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  • Mar 15, 2005

    Russian Support for the Syrian Regime Statement
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  • Mar 10, 2005

    Turkey's Efforts to Undermine Greek Orthodox Church Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Mar 4, 2005

    Belarus--Outpost of Tyranny Statement
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  • Jan 18, 2005

    The Mediterranean Dimension Today: Seeds of Hope Article
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2004

  • Nov 20, 2004

    Democratization in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 16, 2004

    The Case of Mikhail Trepashkin Statement
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  • Nov 16, 2004

    Bring Paul Klebnikov’s Killers to Justice Statement
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Members Urge Aggressive Investigation of Murdered Forbes’ Moscow Editor 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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  • Sep 15, 2004

    Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests Through the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jul 23, 2004

    United States Senate Passes Ukraine Elections Resolution Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2004

    Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record Spurs State Department De-Certification Article
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  • Jul 2, 2004

    Commission Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Putin’s Russia Article
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  • Jul 1, 2004

    Activists Brief Commission on the War in Chechnya, Civil Society and Military Reform in Russia Article
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  • Jun 30, 2004

    OSCE Meeting Examines Hate Crimes and Racist, Xenophobic and Anti-Semitic Internet Propaganda Article
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  • Jun 30, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Sheds Light on Russia’s Human Rights Situation Article
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  • Jun 24, 2004

    Hearing: Uzbekistan: Stifled Democracy, Human Rights in Decline Hearing
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  • Jun 18, 2004

    Democracy and Human Rights in Uzbekistan Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 5, 2004

    Encouraging Democratic Elections in Ukraine Statement
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  • May 5, 2004

    Presidential Elections Critical to Ukrainian Democracy Statement
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  • Apr 20, 2004

    Helsinki Commissioners Active at Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting Article
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 23, 2004

    Commission Leaders Urge Release of Imprisoned 62 Year-Old Uzbekistan Woman Press Release
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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 20, 2004

    Troubling Pre-Election Developments in Ukraine Statement
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2003

  • Dec 22, 2003

    Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Article
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  • Dec 19, 2003

    Letter to The Honorable Colin L. Powell Dated 12/19/03 Article
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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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  • 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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  • Nov 10, 2003

    CANCELLED Azerbaijan's Flawed Presidential Election Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Oct 31, 2003

    80th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic Statement
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  • Oct 28, 2003

    Criminal Defamation and "Insult" Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Armenia Article
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  • Oct 28, 2003

    Democracy and Human Rights in Mediterranean Focus of Commission Briefing Article
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  • Oct 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Holds Teleconference on Azerbaijani Presidential Election Press Release
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  • Oct 3, 2003

    Briefing: Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Partner States of the OSCE: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia Briefing
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Briefing: Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Briefing
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Features Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Press Release
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  • Sep 30, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights Romania's Road to NATO and the EU 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 30, 2003

    Chairman Smith Welcomes Romania's Proposed Improvements to Free Speech Protections Press Release
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  • Jul 25, 2003

    Continuous Religious Freedom Concerns in Armenia 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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  • Jun 2, 2003

    Human Rights in Chechnya Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Article
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  • May 19, 2003

    The Continuing Plight of Roma in Greece 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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  • May 8, 2003

    Violence Again Overrules Order in Georgian Court; Helsinki Commission Members React Press Release
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  • May 7, 2003

    Taking Stock in Romania Statement
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  • May 3, 2003

    United States Helsinki Commission Recognizes World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Decries Central Asia’s Imprisoned Press Freedoms Press Release
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Urges Romania, Other Countries to Repeal Criminal Defamation & Insult Laws 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 30, 2003

    The Troubled Media Environment in Ukraine Statement
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  • Apr 11, 2003

    Regime Targets Independent Media in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 9, 2003

    President Shevardnadze’s Statement Welcomed, but Action also Needed 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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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for “Accurate Assessment” of Chechnya Situation Press Release
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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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  • Jan 15, 2003

    Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Republic of Georgia 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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  • Dec 13, 2002

    Commission Staff Meet with Georgian Officials while Religious Persecution Persists Article
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  • Nov 18, 2002

    Prospects for Change in Turkey Statement
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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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  • Nov 8, 2002

    Turkey’s Post-Election Future Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Oct 29, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith Suspicious of Charge Against Journalist in Kazakhstan Press Release
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  • Oct 18, 2002

    Shevardnadze Urged to Act on Violence Against Congregations Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2002

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

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Preview Reports on Anti-Semitism, Nationalism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Today’s Russia 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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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Russian Democracy Act of 2002 Statement
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  • Sep 24, 2002

    Hearing: The Republic of Georgia: Democracy, Human Rights and Security Hearing
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  • Sep 20, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Sep 19, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Democracy, Human Rights & Security in Georgia Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2002

    Statement by Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith on the Second Anniversary of the Disappearance of Georgiy Gongadze Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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  • Jun 21, 2002

    Human Rights Concerns in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws Article
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Smith: Repeal Romanian Criminal Defamation Laws Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Hearing: Human Rights in Greece: A Snapshot of the Cradle of Democracy Hearing
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  • Jun 12, 2002

    Human Rights in Greece Subject of Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Jun 11, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Praises Slovak Reforms, Urges Passage of Anti-Discrimination Law Press Release
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  • May 24, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Romania Article
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  • May 22, 2002

    Hearing: Escalating Anti-Semitic Violence in Europe Hearing
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  • May 17, 2002

    Rise of Anti-Semitic Violence Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 16, 2002

    Hearing Focuses on Russian-Chechen War Article
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  • May 6, 2002

    Russian-Chechen War Focus of Hearing Press Release
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  • May 3, 2002

    Georgian Government Complicity in Mob Violence Against Minority Religious Groups Article
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  • May 3, 2002

    Murder of Ukrainian Heorhiy Gongadze Still Unsolved Statement
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  • Apr 19, 2002

    Journalist’s Attempted Hand-Shake Leads to Criminal Indictment Press Release
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  • Mar 26, 2002

    Briefing: If the Cyprus Talks Fail 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 22, 2002

    Kyrgyzstan's Release of Azimbek Beknazarov Statement
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  • Mar 21, 2002

    Commissioners Spearhead Passage of Resolution on Ukraine Press Release
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  • Mar 20, 2002

    Re-Registration Campaign Denying Religious Freedom in Azerbaijan Statement
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  • Mar 13, 2002

    Karimov Receives Helsinki Commission Letter on Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Violations Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2002

    Text of Letter from United States Helsinki Commission Members to President Karimov Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2002

    Karimov Urged to Confront Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record 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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  • Feb 20, 2002

    Ukraine Parliamentary Elections Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Feb 7, 2002

    Introduction of S. Res. 205 on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine Statement
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  • Feb 6, 2002

    Alarming Developments for Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jan 11, 2002

    Jailed Pastor Released in Turkmenistan, But Systematic Abuses Persist Press Release
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  • Jan 9, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in the Czech Republic Article
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 20, 2001

    Commissioners Raise Religious Freedom Concerns with Turkmenistan Ambassador to the United States Press Release
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  • Dec 18, 2001

    Do Registration Requirements Thwart Religious Freedom? Statement
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  • Dec 14, 2001

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Slovakia Article
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  • Dec 13, 2001

    Ambassador Stephan H. Minikes Statement
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Hearing: Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Hearing
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  • Dec 7, 2001

    Slovak Parliament Narrowly Defeats Repeal of Criminal Defamation Provisions Statement
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 11, 2001

    Briefing: Religious Registration in the OSCE Region Briefing
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  • Oct 3, 2001

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Jul 19, 2001

    Senate Adopts Campbell Resolution on Tenth Anniversary of Baltic Freedom from Soviet Rule Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2001

    Twenty-Five Years of the Helsinki Commission Statement
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    Hearing: Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia Hearing
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Downward Spiral in Russia’s Human Rights Record Press Release
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  • May 31, 2001

    Status of Human Rights in Russia Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 17, 2001

    Eightieth Anniversary of the Birthday of Dr. Andrei Sakharov Statement
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  • May 17, 2001

    Human Rights Problems in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • May 10, 2001

    Democracy Under Siege in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 26, 2001

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 Statement
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  • Apr 25, 2001

    Human Rights, Democracy in Ukraine Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    Atmosphere of Trust Missing in Belarus Statement
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  • Mar 1, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Urges Ukraine to Confront Legacy of Corruption Press Release
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  • Feb 7, 2001

    Smith Decries Turkmen Torture of Baptist Minister Atakov Press Release
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  • Jan 12, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Efforts to Locate U.S. Aid Worker Missing in Chechnya Press Release
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2000

  • Nov 2, 2000

    Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales Statement
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  • Oct 6, 2000

    Missing Journalist in Ukraine Statement
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  • Oct 6, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman’s Statement on Gusinsky Release Press Release
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  • Sep 25, 2000

    Serbia Democratization of 2000 Statement
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  • Sep 25, 2000

    Calling the President to Issue a Proclamation Recognizing 25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Sep 12, 2000

    Russia’s Human Rights Record Subject of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Aug 30, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Leaders: Attack on Glasnost Foundation Another Step Towards “Thugocracy” Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Expresses Disappointment on Nikitin Delay Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Milosevic Reign of Terror in Yugoslavia Hindering Human Rights and Democracy, Witnesses Testify Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Free Speech and Media in the OSCE Region After 25 Years Statement
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  • Jul 20, 2000

    Briefing with Alexandr Nikitin Briefing
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  • Jul 20, 2000

    Freedom of Religion Remains in Peril Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Urges Clinton to Raise Nikitin Persecution in G-8 Summit with Putin Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2000

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • Jul 3, 2000

    Bi-partisan Congressional Letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin Press Release
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  • Jul 3, 2000

    Russian Government Denounced for Babitsky Travel Restraints Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Torture of Uzbek Writer Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2000

    Helsinki Final Act 25th Anniversary Resolution Statement
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  • May 31, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Condemns Russian Confiscation of Amnesty International Documents Press Release
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  • May 25, 2000

    The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Statement
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  • May 25, 2000

    Hearing: Elections, Democratization, and Human Rights in Azerbaijan Hearing
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  • May 23, 2000

    Hearing: The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Hearing
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  • Apr 4, 2000

    Hearing: The Deterioration of Freedom of the Media in OSCE Countries Hearing
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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 14, 2000

    Helsinki Commissioners Call on United Kingdom to Promote Rule of Law through Independent Judicial Inquiries into Murders of Human Rights Defenders in Northern Ireland Press Release
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  • Mar 9, 2000

    Hearing: Belarus at the Crossroads Hearing
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  • Jan 11, 2000

    “Whither Human Rights in Russia?” Helsinki Commission Hearing Announced Press Release
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1999

  • Dec 4, 1999

    Report on Macedonia's Presidential Election Article
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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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  • Oct 18, 1999

    “Uzbekistan is One of the Most Repressive New Independent States,” says Helsinki Commission Chairman Smith Press Release
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  • Oct 18, 1999

    Hearing: Democratization and Human Rights in Uzbekistan Hearing
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  • Jul 20, 1999

    Developments in Belarus Statement
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  • May 6, 1999

    Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan Hearing
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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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  • Apr 12, 1999

    Commission releases Chairman’s statement on the assassination of Slavko Curuvija Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 1999

    Briefing: Deputy Shishlov: The Decline in Human Rights, Rule of Law, Religious Liberty, and Environmental Safety in Russia Today Briefing
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  • Mar 10, 1999

    The Serbia and Montenegro Democracy Act of 1999 Statement
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  • Mar 9, 1999

    Politically Motivated Arrests in Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 19, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Calls Upon Russian Officials to Prevent Murder in St. Petersburg Press Release
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  • Feb 9, 1999

    1999-A Critical Year for Belarus Statement
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  • Jan 21, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Leaders: Milosevic Responsible for “Barbaric” Kosovo Massacre Press Release
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  • Jan 21, 1999

    Helsinki Commissioners Reps. Smith and Hoyer Discuss Keys Issues with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Palous Press Release
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1998

  • Oct 8, 1998

    Briefing: The Status of Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1998

    Report on Political Reform and Human Rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakstan Article
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1997

  • Mar 1, 1997

    Report on Government-Opposition Relations in Uzbekistan Article
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1995

  • Sep 19, 1995

    Hearing: Turkey-U.S. Relations: Potential and Perils Hearing
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  • Jun 6, 1995

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1994

  • Dec 10, 1994

    Briefing: Electoral Reforms in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 1, 1994

    Briefing: Banned Turkish Parliamentarians Discuss State of Democracy in Turkey Briefing
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  • Jun 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles Briefing
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  • May 16, 1994

    Briefing: Human Rights Law Group Briefing on Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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  • May 1, 1994

    Briefing: Criminalizing Parliamentary Speech in Turkey Briefing
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  • Jan 1, 1994

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Poland Article
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1993

  • Nov 3, 1993

    Hearing: The Current State and Future Prospects of Democracy in Russia Hearing
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  • Oct 27, 1993

    Briefing: The Situation in Russia Briefing
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  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Slovakia Article
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  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
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  • May 17, 1993

    Briefing: Situation of Kurds in Iran, Iraq and Turkey Briefing
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  • Apr 5, 1993

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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  • Apr 5, 1993

    Briefing: Human Rights In Turkey: Part 2 Briefing
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1991

  • Jul 31, 1991

    Hearing: Geneva Meeting on National Minorities and Moscow Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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  • May 22, 1991

    Hearing: Democratic Developments in Albania Hearing
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  • May 7, 1991

    Hearing: Baltic Leadership on the Status of Independence Movements Hearing
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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  • Jan 17, 1991

    Hearing: Soviet Crackdown in the Baltic States Hearing
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1990

  • Jul 18, 1990

    Hearing: Copenhagen Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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  • May 3, 1990

    Hearing: Meeting with Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene of Lithuania (N/A) Hearing
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  • Apr 3, 1990

    Hearing: CSCE Process (N/A) Hearing
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1989

  • Nov 28, 1989

    Hearing: The New and Improved Supreme Soviet and the Institutionalization of Human Rights Reform Hearing
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  • Mar 16, 1989

    Hearing: The Right to Receive and Impart Information - Prelude to the London Information Forum Hearing
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1985

  • Oct 29, 1985

    Hearings: Restrictions on Artistic Freedoms in the Soviet Union, October 29, 1985; and the Budapest Cultural Forum, December 11, 1985 Article
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  • Jun 25, 1985

    Hearing: The Ottawa Human Rights Experts Meeting and the Future of the Helsinki Process Hearing
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1982

  • Jul 1, 1982

    Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter '77, 1977-1982 (14MB) Article
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1979

  • May 11, 1979

    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. X - Alexsandr Ginzburg on the Human Rights Situation in the U.S.S.R. Hearing
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  • Apr 3, 1979

    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. VIII - U.S. Compliance: Human Rights Hearing
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1977

  • May 19, 1977

    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. III - Information Flow, and Cultural and Educational Exchanges Hearing
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