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).

Czech Republic


2014

  • May 16, 2014

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

  • 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

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Leaders Mourn Passing of Vaclav Havel Press Release
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  • Dec 19, 2011

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

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

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

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

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Belarus Press Release
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  • Jul 29, 2011

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

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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  • 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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2010

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 2010

    U.S. and European Parliamentarians Press for Minority Gains Press Release
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  • Jun 1, 2010

    Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference – News Conference 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 25, 2010

    Holocaust Era Assets – After the Prague Conference Hearing
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  • May 25, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Event
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  • May 18, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets 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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  • 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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  • Nov 23, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Seek Justice for Victims of Sterilization in Czech Republic and Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 4, 2009

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

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Press Release
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  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2009

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

    Briefing on Rise of Violence Against Roma Event
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  • Jun 8, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Comment on Right-Wing Victories in European Union Parliamentary Elections Press Release
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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 19, 2009

    Supporting the Goals and Objectives of the Prague Conference on Holocaust Era Assets Statement
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  • Apr 29, 2009

    Slovak Romani Sterilization Victims Win Damages Press Release
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2008

  • Dec 19, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Groundbreaking of Romani Memorial in Berlin Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society 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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  • Feb 14, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Hastings and Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria Press Release
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2007

  • Nov 15, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Praise Landmark Desegregation Case in Europe Press Release
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  • Oct 31, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing Examining Security in the 21st Century Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Troubled Over Russia’s Decision to Suspend CFE Treaty Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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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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  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
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  • Mar 7, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel Statement by Senator Sam Brownback Statement
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  • Mar 1, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Chairman Alcee Hastings Statement
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  • Feb 27, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Represenative Steny Hoyer Statement
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  • Feb 27, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Represenative Chris Smith 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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  • 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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2004

  • 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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2003

  • Nov 5, 2003

    Helsinki Commission on Property Restitution Issues Article
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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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  • Jul 31, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Recalls Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Urges Romania, Other Countries to Repeal Criminal Defamation & Insult Laws Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Full Text of Letter to Slovak Prime Minister on Coerced Sterilization of Romani Women Press Release
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  • Feb 11, 2003

    Honoring Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel Statement
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2002

  • Oct 10, 2002

    Property Restitution Efforts Examined Article
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  • Aug 1, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Recall Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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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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  • Apr 9, 2002

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities Hearing
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  • Jan 9, 2002

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

  • Dec 13, 2001

    Free Speech in Czech Republic Statement
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  • Dec 10, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Praises Czech President for Veto of Restrictive Religion Law Press Release
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  • Oct 29, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Issues Statement on Media Developments in Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Oct 11, 2001

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

    Helsinki Commissioners Remember Romani Holocaust Press Release
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    International Roma Day Revisted Statement
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  • Apr 3, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Members Urge Movement on Czech-American Property Restitution Press Release
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  • Jan 19, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Calls on Cuba to Release Czech Citizens Press Release
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2000

  • 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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  • Apr 5, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Welcomes Transfer of Unique Holocaust Archives to Washington Press Release
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1999

  • Nov 19, 1999

    Tear Down the Usti Wall; Drop the Charges against Ondrej Gina 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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  • May 27, 1999

    Commission Chairman Praises Czech Government Decision Press Release
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  • Mar 25, 1999

    Hearing: The Long Road Home -- Struggling for Property Rights in Post-Communist Europe Hearing
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  • Mar 15, 1999

    Property Restitution in the Czech Republic Statement
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  • Feb 4, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Expresses Regret Over Czech Parliament’s Actions 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

  • Oct 13, 1998

    Concerning Properties Wrongfully Expropriated by Formerly Totalitarian Governments Statement
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  • Jul 21, 1998

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights in Europe Hearing
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1997

  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
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1996

  • Sep 1, 1996

    Report: Ex Post Facto Problems of the Czech Citizenship Law Article
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  • Jul 18, 1996

    Hearing: Property Restitution, Compensation and Preservation: Competing Claims in Post-Communist Europe 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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  • Sep 1, 1994

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in the Czech Republic Article
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1992

  • Jun 9, 1992

    Report: Elections in Czechoslovakia 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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  • Jun 8, 1990

    Report: Elections in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic Article
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1988

  • Dec 1, 1988

    Report: Reform and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Article
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1982

  • Jul 1, 1982

    Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter '77, 1977-1982 (14MB) Article
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  • Jun 30, 1982

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