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).

Roma


2014

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Helsinki Commission on Opening of Europe’s Largest Human Rights Meeting Press Release
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  • Jul 22, 2014

    Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • May 16, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Commemorates Romani Revolt at Auschwitz, Deportation of Hungarian Jews Press Release
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2013

  • May 28, 2013

    Bulgaria Holds Early Parliamentary Elections; OSCE Mounts Full-Scale Election Observation Mission Article
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  • Apr 8, 2013

    Cardin on International Roma Day Press Release
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2012

  • Nov 21, 2012

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Unveiling of Berlin Memorial for Romani Genocide Victims Article
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  • Feb 15, 2012

    Violence Against Roma Event
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  • Feb 13, 2012

    Roma Bridge Building Statement
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2011

  • Dec 19, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Leaders Mourn Passing of Vaclav Havel 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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  • Jun 29, 2011

    Documentary Screening and Briefing on Roma School Desegregation Briefing
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  • Jun 29, 2011

    Documentary Screening on Roma School Desegregation Event
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  • Jun 28, 2011

    NEW ROOM: Helsinki Commission to Screen Award-Winning Documentary Press Release
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  • Apr 8, 2011

    Commemorating International Roma Day Article
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  • Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Call on Slovakia to Acknowledge and Condemn Past Practice of Targeting Roma for Sterilization Press Release
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  • Feb 16, 2011

    Attacks in Hungary and the Czech Republic Statement
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  • Jan 28, 2011

    The Year in Review: The 2010 Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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2010

  • Dec 12, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Concerned with Proposed Law to Change Roma Term Press Release
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  • Dec 8, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Focuses on U.S. Support for Western Balkan Countries Press Release
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  • Dec 8, 2010

    The Western Balkans: Developments in 2010 and Hopes for the Future Hearing
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  • Dec 8, 2010

    Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Event
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  • Dec 2, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Oct 21, 2010

    Co-Chairs Welcome Justice in Attack on Romani Household Press Release
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  • Oct 19, 2010

    Photo Release: Commission Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Roma Situation Press Release
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  • Oct 6, 2010

    Commission Event Raises Roma Concerns at International Human Rights Conference Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Hastings Raises Cause of Roma, Muslims through Commission Minority Events with French Delegation Press Release
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  • Aug 10, 2010

    Anti-Roma Actions Erupt in France, Europe Statement
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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 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 2010

    Commission Briefing on Racial Profiling Marks Day Against Discrimination Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 17, 2010

    Cardin Calls for Further Integration of Roma 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 29, 2010

    65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Statement
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  • Jan 27, 2010

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

  • Dec 3, 2009

    Chairman Cardin Meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Bajnai Press Release
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  • Nov 23, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Seek Justice for Victims of Sterilization in Czech Republic and Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 6, 2009

    Energy Security and the Future of the OSCE Mediterranean Dimension Headline OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Fall Meetings in Athens Article
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  • Oct 14, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Among First to Meet New Greek Prime Minister Press Release
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  • Oct 8, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Applauds Unveiling of Romania Holocaust Monument Press Release
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  • Sep 30, 2009

    Co-Chairmen Applaud Ukraine Decision to Protect Babyn Yar (Babi Yar) Memorial Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Violence Against Roma Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2009

    Hard Times and Hardening Attitudes: The Economic Downturn and the Rise of Violence Against Roma Briefing
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  • Jun 9, 2009

    Briefing on Rise of Violence Against Roma Event
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  • Jun 2, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Rise of Violence Against Roma Press Release
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  • May 20, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Chairman Cardin and Co-Chairman Hastings Condemn Turkish Government Destruction of Nearly 1,000-Year-Old Roma Neighborhood Press Release
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  • Apr 29, 2009

    Slovak Romani Sterilization Victims Win Damages Press Release
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  • Apr 16, 2009

    International Roma Day Bracketed by Rising Extremism and Violence Article
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  • Apr 8, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Chairman Cardin and Co-Chairman Hastings Release Statement on Plight of Roma Press Release
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  • Jan 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Staff Examine Impact of International Efforts in Kosovo on Human Rights Article
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2008

  • Dec 19, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Groundbreaking of Romani Memorial in Berlin Press Release
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  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Aug 11, 2008

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

    Italian Fingerprinting Targeting Romani Communities Triggers Protests; OSCE Pledges Fact-Finding Article
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  • Jul 7, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Express Alarm Over Fingerprinting of Roma by Italian Authorities Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2008

    Hearing on the Challenges to Minority Communities in Kosovo Event
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  • May 27, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on the Challenges to Minority Communities in Kosovo Press Release
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  • Apr 29, 2008

    Teach about the Genocide of Roma Statement
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  • Apr 7, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Urges Respect for Human Rights of Roma Press Release
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  • Mar 11, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Delegation Visits Prague and Bratislava Article
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2007

  • Aug 13, 2007

    Sustaining the fight: Combating Anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance within the OSCE Article
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  • Mar 29, 2007

    Commission on Slavery Established in Romania Statement
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  • Mar 19, 2007

    Parliamentary Elections in Serbia Reveal Progress in Democratic Development But also Support for Nationalist Causes Article
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  • Mar 15, 2007

    Helsinki Commissioners Meet with Vaclav Havel, Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Movement Article
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel Statement by Senator Benjamin Cardin Statement
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2006

  • Aug 15, 2006

    The Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Briefing
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  • Aug 14, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Report Describes Investigations Into Wrongful Sterilizations in Slovakia and Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Aug 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Jun 16, 2006

    The Human Rights Situation of Roma: Europe's Largest Ethinic Minority Briefing
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  • Jun 15, 2006

    Human Rights, Democracy, and Integration in South Central Europe Hearing
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  • Jun 13, 2006

    From Promises to Practice Article
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  • Jun 8, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Situation of Roma Press Release
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  • Jun 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on South Central Europe Press Release
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  • Apr 26, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Voice Alarm at Surge of Violent Attacks and Murders of Minorities in Russia Press Release
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  • Feb 21, 2006

    European Court Rules in Critical Czech Desegregation Case Article
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  • Feb 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise Courage of Romani Plaintiffs in Czech Desegregation Case, Call for Intensified Integration of Roma in Schools Press Release
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2005

  • Nov 18, 2005

    Coerced Sterilizations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Statement
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  • May 26, 2005

    Kosovo Human Rights Still At Risk, Helsinki Commission Members Find Press Release
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  • May 12, 2005

    Racist Manifestations in Romania Deserve Government Response Statement
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  • Apr 4, 2005

    The Decade of Roma Inclusion Statement
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  • Mar 2, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Condemn Attack Against Roma Community in Siberia Press Release
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2004

  • Oct 15, 2004

    Briefing Surveys Human Rights of Russia's Roma Population Article
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  • Sep 23, 2004

    Briefing: Roma in Russia Briefing
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  • Sep 20, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Plight of Russia’s Roma Minority Press Release
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  • Jul 21, 2004

    Mass Murder of Roma at Auschwitz Sixty Years Ago Statement
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  • Jun 2, 2004

    Roma Still Waiting for Their "Brown v. Board of Education" Statement
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jan 16, 2004

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

  • Dec 22, 2003

    Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Full Text of Congressional Letter to Prime Minister Dzurinda of Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commissioners Urge Slovakia to Institute Sterilization Safeguards Press Release
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Briefing: Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Briefing
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  • Jul 31, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Recalls Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • Jun 25, 2003

    International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture Statement
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  • May 21, 2003

    Coerced Sterilization Investigated in Slovakia Statement
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  • May 19, 2003

    The Continuing Plight of Roma in Greece Statement
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  • May 7, 2003

    Taking Stock in Romania Statement
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    10 Years of Remembrance: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement
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  • Apr 8, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Releases Report on Coerced Sterilization of Roma Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Full Text of Letter to Slovak Prime Minister on Coerced Sterilization of Romani Women Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Smith Meets with Slovak Deputy Foreign Minister Press Release
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2002

  • Nov 6, 2002

    OSCE Commitments: Special Relevance to Roma Article
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  • Oct 15, 2002

    Briefing: Intolerance in Contemporary Russia Briefing
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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Recommending the Integration of the Republic of Slovakia Into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Statement
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  • Aug 1, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Recall Romani Holocaust Tragedy 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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  • Apr 19, 2002

    Journalist’s Attempted Hand-Shake Leads to Criminal Indictment Press Release
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  • Apr 9, 2002

    Racism at the Heart of Romani Human Rights Abuses, Witnesses Tell Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Apr 9, 2002

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities Hearing
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  • Apr 3, 2002

    Romani Human Rights Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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2001

  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 21, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Roma and Sinti at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Remember Romani Holocaust Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2001

    Romania's Chairmanship of OSCE Statement
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  • May 29, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Denounce Slovak Passport Plan Press Release
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    International Roma Day Statement
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    International Roma Day Revisted Statement
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  • Mar 29, 2001

    Hearing: Recent Developments in and around Kosovo Hearing
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  • Mar 21, 2001

    Celebrating Greek Independence Day Statement
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  • Jan 31, 2001

    Geoana Discusses OSCE Priorities with Helsinki Commission Leaders Press Release
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2000

  • Aug 25, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Murder of Romani Woman Press Release
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  • Aug 1, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Remembers Romani Holocaust Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2000

    Anti-Discrimination Laws Needed, Witnesses Testify at Helsinki Commission Hearing on Roma Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2000

    Hearing: Human Rights of the Romani Minority Hearing
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  • Apr 7, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Welcomes OSCE Report on Roma Press Release
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  • Mar 2, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Hearing on Kosovo's Displaced and Imprisoned Statement
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  • Feb 28, 2000

    Hearing: Kosovo's Displaced and Imprisoned Hearing
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  • Feb 28, 2000

    Hearing: Kosovo's Displaced and Imprisoned - Part 2 Hearing
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1999

  • Nov 19, 1999

    Tear Down the Usti Wall; Drop the Charges against Ondrej Gina Statement
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  • Nov 16, 1999

    Expressing United States Policy toward the Slovak Republic Statement
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  • Oct 20, 1999

    Czech Prime Minister Commended by Helsinki Commission for Condemning Roma Ghetto in Usti nad Labem Press Release
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  • Oct 15, 1999

    Helsinki Commissioners Voice Outrage Over Wall Press Release
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  • Jul 13, 1999

    Commission Chairman Welcomes Vote on Czech Citizenship Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 1999

    Selected Reporting on Romani Human Rights from the U.S. Department of State's Annual Country Reports on Human Rights for Calendar Year 1998 Article
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  • May 27, 1999

    Commission Chairman Praises Czech Government Decision 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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  • Jan 21, 1999

    Helsinki Commissioners Reps. Smith and Hoyer Urge Czech Leaders to Condemn Xenophobic Attacks Press Release
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1998

  • Jul 21, 1998

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights in Europe Hearing
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1997

  • Apr 16, 1997

    Dogs Have More Freedom Statement
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1996

  • Sep 1, 1996

    Report: Ex Post Facto Problems of the Czech Citizenship Law Article
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1995

  • May 23, 1995

    Report: International Seminar on Tolerance Article
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1982

  • Jun 30, 1982

    Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter '77 [EXCERPTS] Article
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