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).

Albania


2014

  • Jul 8, 2014

    15th Anniversary of the Bytyqi Brother Murders in Serbia Statement
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  • Mar 5, 2014

    Live Webcast: New Location: U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Developments in the Western Balkans and Policy Responses Press Release
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2013

  • Apr 26, 2013

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Albania Press Release
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2012

  • 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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  • 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

  • Jul 29, 2011

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

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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  • Jun 1, 2011

    Local Elections and Political Instability in Albania Briefing
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  • Jun 1, 2011

    Briefing on Local Elections and Political Instability in Albania Event
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  • May 27, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Local Elections and Political Instability in Albania Press Release
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  • May 5, 2011

    Helsinki Commissioners Urge Quality and Integrity to Characterize Upcoming Local Elections in Albania Press Release
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  • Jan 21, 2011

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Deplore Violence in Albania Press Release
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2010

  • 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 15, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

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

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

    Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Event
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict 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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2009

  • Dec 30, 2009

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

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 23, 2009

    Cardin Statement on Future of NATO in the Balkans Press Release
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Urges Greater Reengagement in Balkans Press Release
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  • Sep 23, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Press Release
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  • Sep 23, 2009

    Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Event
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  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2009

    Statement of Co-Chairman Alcee Hastings on Albania Elections Press Release
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  • Jun 24, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Hastings to Monitor Albanian Elections Press Release
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  • Jun 18, 2009

    Parliamentary Elections in Albania Statement
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  • Jun 4, 2009

    Briefing on Albania Elections Event
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  • Jun 4, 2009

    Albania's Elections and the Challenge of Democratic Transition Briefing
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  • May 27, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold a Briefing on Albania Elections Press Release
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  • Apr 2, 2009

    The Western Balkans: Challenges for U.S. and European Engagement Hearing
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  • Apr 2, 2009

    Hearing on the Western Balkans Event
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  • Mar 27, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on the Western Balkans 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

  • Sep 25, 2008

    NATO Membership for Albania and Croatia Statement
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Jul 30, 2008

    Congratulating Albania and Croatia on Being Invited to Begin Accession Talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
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  • Feb 26, 2008

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on NATO Enlargement Press Release
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2007

  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • May 29, 2007

    Ernest E. Allen (President and CEO) - International Center for Missing and Exploited Children Testimony
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  • May 22, 2007

    Iva Zajmi (Deputy Minister of Interior and National Coordinator to Combat Human Trafficking in Albania) - Government of Albania Testimony
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  • May 22, 2007

    Bruce A. Hintz (U.S. Department of Justice Liason for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia) - U.S. Department of State Testimony
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  • May 22, 2007

    Hon. Alcee L. Hastings (Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • May 22, 2007

    Combating Trafficking in Persons in Albania Briefing
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  • May 22, 2007

    Briefing on Albania Event
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  • May 17, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Announces Briefing on Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Albania Press Release
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2006

  • Dec 7, 2006

    Southeastern Europe: Moving from Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide to Euro-Atlantic Integration Statement
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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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  • Jan 24, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Mourn Passing of Kosovo President, Laud Man of "Peace" and "Decency" Press Release
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2005

  • Jun 29, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioner Praises Congressional Backing for Fair Elections in Albania Press Release
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  • May 26, 2005

    Kosovo Human Rights Still At Risk, Helsinki Commission Members Find Press Release
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  • May 23, 2005

    Helsinki Commission, Top U.N. Official to Discuss Human Rights Concerns in Kosovo Press Release
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  • May 17, 2005

    Urging Albanian Authorities to Hold Free and Fair Elections Statement
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  • May 2, 2005

    Helsinki Chair Brownback to Weigh in on Albanian Elections Press Release
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  • Mar 21, 2005

    Albania's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: How Free and Fair Will They Be? Briefing
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  • Mar 15, 2005

    Albania's Efforts to Meet OSCE Election Standards Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Jan 5, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Southeastern Europe Article
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2004

  • Oct 4, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Holds Hearing on Advancing Democracy in Albania Article
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  • Jul 20, 2004

    Hearing: Advancing Democracy in Albania Hearing
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  • Jul 14, 2004

    Advancing Democracy in Albania Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Mar 26, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Urge Tough U.S. Stance on Indicted War Criminals Press Release
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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2003

  • Sep 25, 2003

    Relatives Testify of Struggles to Resolve Missing Persons Cases in Former Yugoslavia Article
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  • Sep 11, 2003

    CANCELLED: Hearing: Missing Persons in Southeast Europe, Part 2 Press Release
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  • Aug 1, 2003

    Hearing: Missing Persons in Southeast Europe Hearing
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  • Jul 30, 2003

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Missing Persons in Southeast Europe Press Release
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  • May 13, 2003

    Del Ponte to Survey Yugoslav Tribunal Status During Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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2002

  • Oct 10, 2002

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

    Commission Hearing Surveys State of Ethnic Relations in Kosovo Article
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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 19, 2002

    Hearing: Prospects for Ethnic Harmony in Kosovo Hearing
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  • May 23, 2002

    Joseph Limprecht, U.S. Ambassador to Albania Statement
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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2001

  • Dec 18, 2001

    Do Registration Requirements Thwart Religious Freedom? Statement
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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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  • Aug 28, 2001

    UPDATE Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jul 13, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise First Annual Report on Trafficking in Persons Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Members React to Milosevic Developments Press Release
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    South Eastern Europe Regional Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings Statement
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  • Mar 26, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Recent Developments in and around Kosovo 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

  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Feb 17, 2000

    Hearing Announced on Kosovo’s Displaced and Imprisoned Press Release
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  • Feb 8, 2000

    Promoting and Protecting Democracy in Montenegro Statement
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  • Jan 27, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Hearing on Montenegro Announced Press Release
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1999

  • Jun 28, 1999

    Commission Chairman: “It’s Time to Declare War on Sex Traffickers” Press Release
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  • Apr 20, 1999

    Report on Human Rights: The Role of Field Missions Article
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  • Feb 18, 1999

    Briefing: Civil Society, Democracy, and Markets in East Central Europe and the NIS: Problems and Perspectivies Briefing
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1997

  • Jul 1, 1997

    Report on Albania's Parliamentary Elections of 1997 Article
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  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
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  • May 23, 1997

    Briefing: The Present Situation in Albania Briefing
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1996

  • Jun 18, 1996

    Briefing: Albanian Parliamentary Elections Briefing
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  • Jun 1, 1996

    Report: The Albanian Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • Mar 14, 1996

    Hearing: Challenges to Democracy in Albania Hearing
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1995

  • Feb 17, 1995

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

  • Oct 12, 1994

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

    Report: U.S. Helsinki Commission Delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina Article
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  • Jan 1, 1994

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Albania (N/A) Article
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1992

  • Mar 29, 1992

    Report: Albania's Second Multi-Party Elections Article
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1991

  • May 22, 1991

    Hearing: Democratic Developments in Albania Hearing
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  • Apr 4, 1991

    Report: The Elections in Albania Article
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  • Mar 4, 1991

    Report on the U.S. Helsinki Comission Delegation Visit to Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Albania Article
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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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