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).

Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


2014

  • Jul 8, 2014

    15th Anniversary of the Bytyqi Brother Murders in Serbia Statement
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2012

  • May 8, 2012

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Political Prisoners in Central Asia Press Release
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  • Mar 21, 2012

    Hearing on Human Rights in Northern Ireland Event
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  • Mar 15, 2012

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Human Rights in Northern Ireland 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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  • Feb 24, 2012

    Chairman Smith Welcomes Release of Kazakhstani Human Rights Activist Yevgeniy Zhovtis Press Release
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  • Jan 23, 2012

    Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin (Co-Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jan 19, 2012

    The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Hearing
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  • Jan 18, 2012

    The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Event
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  • Jan 17, 2012

    REVISED: Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Press Release
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  • Jan 13, 2012

    **REVISED: NEW DATE AND TIME: U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit 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 16, 2011

    Human Rights Play on Magnitsky Murder Briefing
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  • Nov 16, 2011

    Commission to Host Human Rights Play on Magnitsky Murder Event
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  • Nov 15, 2011

    Belarus: The Ongoing Crackdown and Forces for Change Hearing
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  • Nov 15, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Human Rights Play on Magnitsky Murder 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 16, 2011

    Hearing on Northern Ireland Event
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  • Mar 11, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Northern Ireland Press Release
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  • Jan 18, 2011

    Commission Statement Regarding Unrest in Tunisia Press Release
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2010

  • Dec 27, 2010

    Commissioners: Khodorkovsky Conviction Highlights Continued Rights Abuses in Russia 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 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 19, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Azerbaijan’s Release of Bloggers 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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  • Oct 14, 2010

    Commission Welcomes Appointment of Former Journalist to Russian Human Rights Council Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2010

    Cardin, McGovern Introduce Bills Creating Consequences for Corruption Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2010

    Commissioners Remain Hopeful on Yukos Verdict Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2010

    Hastings Introduces Resolution for Government Stability in Iraq Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Commission Marks 10th Anniversary of Murder of Ukrainian Investigative Reporter 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 27, 2010

    Hearing on Kyrgyzstan Event
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  • Jul 27, 2010

    Commissioners: Democracy, Human Rights Needed for a Stable Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Jul 22, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold a Hearing on Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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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

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

    OSCE Parlimentary Assembly Session in Oslo Statement
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    Wall Street Reform: U.S. Takes Leadership in Extractive Industries Transparency Statement
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  • Jul 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Calls for Greater Assistance to Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Jun 24, 2010

    Chairman Cardin Decries Lifetime Powers for Kazakhstani President Press Release
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  • Jun 22, 2010

    Cardin, Wicker Raise Rule of Law Case Ahead of US-Russia Summit Press Release
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  • Jun 10, 2010

    Statement of Helsinki Commissioners on Balkans War Crimes Convictions Press Release
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  • May 25, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings, Smith Call for Action on Holocaust-Era Property Press Release
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  • May 3, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Denounce Reprisals, Restrictions on Free Media Press Release
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  • Apr 26, 2010

    Cardin Urges Visa Ban for Russian Officials Connected to Anti-Corruption Lawyer’s Death Press Release
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  • Apr 26, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Dismayed over Kazakhstani Supreme Court Refusal to Review Zhovtis Case Press Release
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  • Apr 21, 2010

    2009 OSCE Mediterranean Conference in Cairo is a Success: Highlights Importance of Revisiting Annual Conference Administration Article
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  • Apr 16, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Welcome Departure of Bakiev from Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Apr 8, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Urge Calm in Kyrgyzstan 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 16, 2010

    Commission Supports Continued Reform in Ukraine 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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  • Mar 10, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings: Kazakhstan Supreme Court Should Consider Case of Imprisoned Rights Activist Press Release
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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 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Dec 16, 2009

    Cardin Applauds Spotlight on Human Rights Treaties Press Release
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  • Dec 15, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Hail Passage of Human Rights Enforcement Act Press Release
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  • Dec 2, 2009

    Co-Chairs Welcome Ruling Recognizing Russia is Bound by Energy Charter Treaty Press Release
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  • Nov 17, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Statement on Death of Anti-Corruption Lawyer in Russia Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2009

    OSCE Participating States Convene Meeting on Religious Freedom Article
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  • Jul 16, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Condemns Murder of Russian Human Rights Activist Natalya Estemirova Press Release
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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 12, 2009

    Commission to Host Special Screening: “The Stoning of Soraya M.” 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 9, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Violence Against Roma 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 4, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Denounce Modern Authoritarian Regimes 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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  • Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Jul 29, 2008

    Human Rights and Democratization in Azerbaijan Hearing
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  • Jul 29, 2008

    Hearing on Human Rights and Democratization in Azerbaijan Event
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  • Jul 24, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Human Rights and Democratization in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Jul 8, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Guantanamo Detainees After Boumediene: Now What? Press Release
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  • Apr 16, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Joins with European Parliamentarians to Express Support for Tibetan People Press Release
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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 4, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing with Leading Belarusian Democracy and Human Right Activists Event
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  • Dec 4, 2007

    The Future Belarus: Democracy or Dictatorship? Briefing
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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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  • Oct 18, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Holds Hearing with OSCE PA President Göran Lennmarker Press Release
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  • Oct 18, 2007

    Parliamentary Perspective of Challenges Facing Today’s Europe Hearing
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  • Jul 20, 2007

    Guantánamo Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Article
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Guantanamo: Implications for U.S. Human Rights Leadership Hearing
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. John Bellinger, III (Legal Adviser) - Department of State Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. Tom Malinowsky (Advocacy Director) - Human Rights Watch Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. Gabor Rona (International Legal Director) - Human Rights First Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights () - Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin (Co-Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Hon. Steny H. Hoyer (House Majority Leader) - U.S. House of Representatives Testimony
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  • Jun 19, 2007

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Implications of Guantanamo for U.S. Human Rights Leadership Press Release
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
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2006

  • Jun 28, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 15, 2006

    Human Rights, Democracy, and Integration in South Central Europe Hearing
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  • Jun 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on South Central Europe Press Release
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  • Mar 30, 2006

    Remarks by Hon. Christopher H. Smith on The Coalition for International Justice Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2006

    Remarks by Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin on The Coalition for International Justice Statement
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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 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 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 26, 2006

    Attack on Chasidic Synagogue in Moscow Statement
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  • Jan 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Turns Spotlight on Belarus Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 14, 2005

    Remarks by Benjamin L. Cardin Urging Russian Federation to Withdraw Legislation Restricting Establishment of Nongovernmental Organizations Statement
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  • Dec 14, 2005

    Remarks by Benjamin L. Cardin on Recommending Integration of Croatia into NATO Statement
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  • Dec 14, 2005

    Remarks by Christopher H. Smith Urging Russian Federation to Withdraw Legislation Restricting Establishment of Nongovernmental Organizations Statement
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  • Nov 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Andijan Trial Verdicts in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Nov 10, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Examine Bosnian War Crimes Trials Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

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

    The "Yukos Affair" and its Implications for Politics and Business in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 11, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Impact of "Yukos Affair" on Russian Business Press Release
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  • Jun 24, 2005

    Russia: Human Rights and Political Prospects Briefing
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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 2, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Chides Khodorkovsky Verdict as Arbitrary Justice Press Release
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  • May 19, 2005

    Unrest in Uzbekistan: Crisis and Prospects Briefing
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  • May 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Crisis in Uzbekistan 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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  • Apr 26, 2005

    90th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Statement
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  • Mar 28, 2005

    Schneerson Collection Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for Prompt Free and Fair Elections in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 4, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Visit Ukraine Article
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  • Mar 2, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Condemn Attack Against Roma Community in Siberia 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 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 7, 2004

    Supporting Democracy in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 4, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Holds Hearing on Advancing Democracy in Albania Article
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  • Jul 14, 2004

    Advancing Democracy in Albania Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Jun 24, 2004

    Unsolved Murder of Ukrainian Journalist Heorhiy Gongadze Statement
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  • Jun 1, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Urge President Bush to Raise Russian Rights Concerns Press Release
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  • May 28, 2004

    "Russia: Are Rights in Retreat?" Press Release
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  • May 5, 2004

    Hearing: Northern Ireland Update: Implementation of the Cory Reports and Impact on Good Friday Agreement Hearing
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  • Mar 16, 2004

    Hearing: Human Rights and Police Reform in Northern Ireland Hearing
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  • Mar 12, 2004

    Policing and Human Rights Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Mar 2, 2004

    Helsinki Commissioners Eager to Work with Georgian President to Uphold Rights Press Release
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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 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 11, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews Work of Tribunal for War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia 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 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Nov 21, 2003

    Business Climate in Ukraine Statement
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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

    Democracy and Human Rights in Mediterranean Focus of Commission Briefing Article
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  • Oct 27, 2003

    Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities Briefing
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  • Oct 7, 2003

    Briefing: The Path to Justice in Southeastern Europe Briefing
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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

    Yugoslav Tribunal President to Discuss Future of War Crimes Trials during Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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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 16, 2003

    Murder of Ukrainian Heorhiy Gongadze Still Unsolved After 3 Years Statement
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  • Sep 11, 2003

    CANCELLED: Hearing: Missing Persons in Southeast Europe, Part 2 Press Release
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  • Sep 10, 2003

    Briefing: Property Restitution and Compensation in Post-Communist Europe: A Status Update Briefing
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  • Sep 9, 2003

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

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Property Restitution and Compensation in Post-Communist Europe Press Release
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Jul 7, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Press Belgrade to Apprehend Indicted War Criminals, Cooperate with Hague Tribunal Article
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  • Jun 27, 2003

    Certification of Assistance to Serbia Statement
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  • Jun 11, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leader Outraged as Montenegro Prosecutor Drops Charges in Human Trafficking Case Press Release
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  • Jun 5, 2003

    Death by Torture in Uzbekistan Continues Press Release
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  • Jun 4, 2003

    Briefing: Democracy, Human Rights and Justice in Serbia Today Briefing
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  • May 28, 2003

    War Crimes Prosecution, Human Rights in Serbia Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • May 15, 2003

    Briefing: Bringing Justice to Southeast Europe Briefing
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  • May 13, 2003

    Del Ponte to Survey Yugoslav Tribunal Status During Helsinki Commission Briefing 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 24, 2003

    Briefing: The Critical Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Chechnya Briefing
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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 14, 2003

    In Memory of Zoran Djindjic Statement
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  • Mar 14, 2003

    Assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic Statement
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  • Mar 14, 2003

    Mourning the Assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Djindjic Statement
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Smith Reacts to Djindjic Assassination Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Disturbing Developments in the Republic of Georgia Statement
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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 27, 2003

    Parliamentarians Organize to Combat Corruption Article
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  • Jan 15, 2003

    Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Republic of Georgia Article
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2002

  • Dec 13, 2002

    Commission Staff Meet with Georgian Officials while Religious Persecution Persists 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 8, 2002

    Turkey’s Post-Election Future Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Nov 7, 2002

    Putin Urged to Correct Pattern of Religious Discrimination 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 15, 2002

    Briefing: Intolerance in Contemporary Russia Briefing
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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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 Independence of the Judiciary 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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  • Aug 6, 2002

    Commission Hearing Surveys State of Ethnic Relations in Kosovo Article
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  • Jul 16, 2002

    Hearing: Property Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for American Claimants Hearing
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  • Jul 10, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines State of Property Restitution for American Claimants Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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  • Jun 26, 2002

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 124--Condemning the use of Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhumane, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in the United States and Other Countries, and Expressing Support for Victims of Those Practices Statement
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Hearing: Human Rights in Greece: A Snapshot of the Cradle of Democracy Hearing
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  • May 14, 2002

    OSCE Seminar on Judicial Systems and Human Rights Article
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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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 26, 2002

    Unpunished Religious Persecution in the Republic of Georgia Statement
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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 20, 2002

    Re-Registration Campaign Denying Religious Freedom in Azerbaijan Statement
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  • Mar 19, 2002

    Resolution Urging Ukraine to Ensure a Democratic, Transparent and Fair Election Process 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 7, 2002

    Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Briefing
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  • Feb 12, 2002

    Anti-Terrorism Conference Held in Bishkek Article
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  • Feb 7, 2002

    Introduction of S. Res. 205 on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine Statement
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  • Jan 17, 2002

    Commission Holds Hearing on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan Article
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 13, 2001

    Free Speech in Czech Republic Statement
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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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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 18, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Rule of Law Statement at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Sep 7, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Sep 7, 2001

    Briefing: Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Briefing
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  • Sep 5, 2001

    Hearing: Civilian Police and Police Training in Post-Conflict OSCE Areas Hearing
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  • Sep 5, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines International Civilian Policing Efforts 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 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

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Downward Spiral in Russia’s Human Rights Record Press Release
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    Hearing: Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia Hearing
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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

    Human Rights Problems in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • May 10, 2001

    Democracy Under Siege in Belarus Statement
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  • May 7, 2001

    Senate & House Leaders Appoint Full Slate of Commission Members Press Release
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  • May 2, 2001

    Ukraine Human Rights & Democracy Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 2, 2001

    Hearing: Ukraine at the Crossroads: Ten Years After Independence Hearing
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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 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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  • Mar 8, 2001

    Serbia-Otpor Organization Statement
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  • Mar 1, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Urges Ukraine to Confront Legacy of Corruption 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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  • Jan 5, 2001

    Yugoslav Foreign Minister Assures Chairman Smith of Improved Human Rights Press Release
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2000

  • Nov 2, 2000

    Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales Statement
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  • Oct 1, 2000

    Report on Croatia's Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • Sep 27, 2000

    Expressing Sense of House on Peace Process in Northern Ireland Statement
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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 22, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Lack of Northern Ireland Police Reforms Press Release
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  • Sep 22, 2000

    Hearing: Protecting Human Rights and Securing Peace in Northern Ireland: The Vital Role of Police Reform Hearing
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  • Sep 21, 2000

    REMINDER Helsinki Commission Hearing Probes Northern Ireland Human Rights and Policing Reforms Press Release
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  • Sep 13, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Probes Northern Ireland Human Rights and Policing Reforms Press Release
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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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  • Jul 29, 2000

    Business as Usual in the Russian Federation Statement
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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

    Hearing: Milosevic's Crackdown in Serbia and Threat to Montenegro Hearing
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  • Jul 20, 2000

    Briefing with Alexandr Nikitin Briefing
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  • Jul 15, 2000

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • Jun 19, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders 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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  • Mar 21, 2000

    Hearing: The State of Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan Hearing
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  • Mar 16, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Hearing on The Impact of Organized Crime and Corruption on Democratic and Economic Reform Announced Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2000

    Hearing: Protection of Human Rights Advocates in Northern Ireland 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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  • Mar 1, 2000

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Article
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  • Feb 17, 2000

    Hearing Announced on Kosovo’s Displaced and Imprisoned Press Release
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1999

  • Nov 16, 1999

    Expressing United States Policy toward the Slovak Republic Statement
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  • Oct 22, 1999

    Crackdown in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 21, 1999

    Central Asia: The Statement
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  • Sep 8, 1999

    Briefing: Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 22, 1999

    Uzbekistan's Litany of Violations Statement
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  • Jul 15, 1999

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • May 11, 1999

    Commission Witnesses Call for Stronger Action Against Milosevic Press Release
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  • May 6, 1999

    Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan Hearing
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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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  • 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 23, 1999

    Condemning the Murder of Rosemary Nelson and Urging Protection of Defense Attorneys in Northern Ireland Statement
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  • Mar 11, 1999

    Democratic Processes in Slovakia Statement
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  • Mar 10, 1999

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

    1999-A Critical Year for Belarus Statement
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  • Jan 15, 1999

    Hearing: Whither Human Rights in Russia? Hearing
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  • Jan 8, 1999

    Briefing: Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia: Electoral and Political Outlook for 1999 Briefing
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1998

  • Dec 10, 1998

    Hearing: Milosevic Versus Serbian Democracy and Balkan Stability Hearing
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  • Dec 2, 1998

    Briefing: The Ombudsman and the OSCE: An American Perspective Briefing
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  • Oct 8, 1998

    Briefing: The Status of Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Jun 19, 1998

    Briefing: Belarus Opposition Leaders Briefing
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  • May 13, 1998

    Briefing: Pluralism and Tolerance in Croatia 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

  • Sep 29, 1997

    What's Next, Mr. Prime Minister? Democracy Hangs in the Balance in Slovakia on Constitution's Fifth Birthday Statement
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  • Jun 12, 1997

    Briefing: The Human Rights Situation in Croatia Briefing
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  • Apr 22, 1997

    Slovakian Human Rights Issues Statement
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  • Mar 21, 1997

    Briefing: The Current Situation in Croatia Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1997

    Report on Government-Opposition Relations in Uzbekistan Article
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1996

  • Dec 12, 1996

    Hearing: Political Turmoil in Serbia Hearing
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  • Oct 30, 1996

    Briefing: The Current Situation in Belarus Briefing
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  • Oct 25, 1996

    Briefing: Civil Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords in Bosnia Briefing
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  • Aug 2, 1996

    Hungary's Relations with her Neighbors Statement
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  • Aug 1, 1996

    Report: Serbia and Montenegro: The Prospects for Change Article
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  • Jun 26, 1996

    Hearing: Bosnia: Should the OSCE Certify Conditions Exist for Free and Fair Elections? Hearing
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  • Jun 1, 1996

    Report: The Albanian Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • May 20, 1996

    Violence in Slovakia Statement
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  • May 9, 1996

    Briefing: Rebuilding Bosnia-Herzegovina: Strategies and the U.S. Role Briefing
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  • Mar 14, 1996

    Hearing: Challenges to Democracy in Albania Hearing
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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

  • Oct 1, 1994

    Report: U.S. Helsinki Commission Delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina Article
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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 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles (N/A) 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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  • Sep 1, 1993

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

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Croatia 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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  • Apr 1, 1993

    Report: U.S. Helsinki Commission Delgation to Romania, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Vienna Article
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1992

  • Aug 1, 1992

    Report: Paliamentary and Presidential Elections in an Independent Croatia Article
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  • Mar 29, 1992

    Report: Albania's Second Multi-Party Elections Article
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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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1990

  • Aug 18, 1990

    Report: Helsinki Commission on the US. Congressional Delegation Visit to Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslavkia and Berlin Article
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  • Jul 18, 1990

    Hearing: Copenhagen Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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  • Apr 1, 1990

    Report: Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
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