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).

Azerbaijan


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2014

  • Jul 31, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission statement on the arrest of Leyla and Arif Yunus Press Release
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Chairman Cardin floor statement on 2014 OSCE PA Annual Session Statement
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  • Jul 7, 2014

    Cardin, Smith advance security and human rights during annual meeting of European parliamentarians Press Release
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Brenda Shaffer (Visiting Researcher, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies) - Georgetown University Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Miriam Lanskoy (Director for Russia and Eurasia) - National Endowment for Democracy Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Eric Rubin (Deputy Assistant Secretary) - European and Eurasian Affairs Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Eric Rubin (Deputy Assistant Secretary) - U.S. Department of State Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Thomas O. Melia (Deputy Assistant Secretary) - U.S. Department of State Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Rep. Chris Smith (Co-Chairman) - U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    Sen. Ben Cardin (Chairman) - U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jun 11, 2014

    The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of US-Azerbaijan Relations Hearing
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  • Jun 4, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • May 30, 2014

    Cardin Statement On Leyla and Arif Yunus Press Release
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  • May 6, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Criticizes Attack on Civil Society in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • May 2, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission cites deterioration of media freedoms across OSCE region Press Release
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  • Feb 19, 2014

    Chairman Cardin statement on harassment of RFE/RL journalist in Azerbaijan Press Release
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2013

  • Oct 10, 2013

    Cardin Statement on Presidential Election in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2013

    Troubled Partner: Growing Authoritarianism in Azerbaijan Briefing
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  • Jul 16, 2013

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on Azerbaijan Event
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  • Jul 10, 2013

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on Azerbaijan Press Release
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2012

  • May 22, 2012

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on elections in the Caucasus 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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2011

  • Dec 7, 2011

    Briefing on the Caucasus Event
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  • Dec 7, 2011

    Conflicts in the Caucasus: Prospects for Resolution Hearing
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  • Nov 30, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold a Briefing on Conflicts in the Caucasus 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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2010

  • 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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  • 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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  • Jul 16, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Combat Demand that Encourages Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings to Introduce Resolution Protecting Media Freedom Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

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

    Eurasian Energy Resources and Energy Security Article
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  • May 10, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Video Promotes Multilateral Approach to Security 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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  • Apr 22, 2010

    Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Event
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  • Apr 20, 2010

    Natural Resource Charter Statement
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  • Apr 19, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

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

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    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 21, 2010

    More Power to More People: Lessons from West Africa on Resource Transparency Article
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  • Jan 12, 2010

    VIDEO: Energy Transparency 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 26, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Seek to Improve International Religious Freedom 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 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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  • May 8, 2009

    **CANCELLED**Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Jan 9, 2009

    Chairman Hastings Concerned Over Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Jan 9, 2009

    The Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Statement
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2008

  • Nov 24, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Expresses Concern Over the Impending Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • 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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2007

  • Aug 2, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Media Freedom Event
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  • Jul 30, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Media Freedom Press Release
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  • Jul 23, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Link U.S. Energy Security to Need for Democracy in Oil-Rich Countries Press Release
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  • Jul 23, 2007

    Energy and Democracy: Oil and Water? Hearing
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  • Jul 17, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Energy Security and Democracy Press Release
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  • Jun 25, 2007

    Pipeline Politics: Achieving Energy Security in the OSCE Region Hearing
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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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2005

  • Nov 30, 2005

    Democracy Denied Article
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Express Disappointment in Azeri Elections Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise State Department Report, Say Religious Freedom "Endangered" Press Release
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  • Sep 19, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Voice Doubts About Kazakh Bid for OSCE Chairmanship Press Release
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  • Aug 12, 2005

    Human Rights in Iran: Prospects and the Western Response Article
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  • Jul 2, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Calls on Azerbaijan to Hold Free, Fair Elections Press Release
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  • May 31, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Members Denounce Azerbaijan Crackdown, Call for Pluralism and Democracy Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Security and Human Rights Challenges in Europe and Beyond Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Resolute in Russia Press Release
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  • Jan 13, 2005

    Democracy in the CIS Press Release
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2004

  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Oct 15, 2004

    Briefing Surveys Human Rights of Russia's Roma Population Article
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Europe's Largest Human Rights Meeting Concludes Press Release
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  • Aug 12, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Examines Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Article
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  • Aug 11, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Frustrated with Azeri Supreme Court’s Ruling on Juma Mosque Eviction Press Release
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  • Jul 21, 2004

    Briefing: Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Briefing
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  • Jul 16, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Reviews Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Press Release
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  • Jul 2, 2004

    Chairman Smith Outraged over Azerbaijan’s Seizure of Juma Mosque Press Release
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  • Jul 1, 2004

    Azerbaijan's Presidential Elections Article
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  • Mar 4, 2004

    Independent Mosque in Azerbaijan Ordered Closed Under Dubious Circumstances Press Release
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 19, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Bulgaria’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Briefing: OSCE's Contribution to European Security Briefing
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  • Feb 10, 2004

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem Press Release
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  • Feb 5, 2004

    Chairman Alarmed by Azerbaijani Government Actions Press Release
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  • Feb 4, 2004

    Briefing Reviews OSCE Work on Combating Terrorism, Controlling Arms Transfers & Encouraging Military Transparency in Europe Press Release
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2003

  • Dec 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Dec 3, 2003

    Commission Hearing Looked Ahead to Maastricht Ministerial Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Nov 23, 2003

    Flawed Elections in the Caucasus 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 27, 2003

    Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities Briefing
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  • Oct 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Holds Teleconference on Azerbaijani Presidential Election Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2003

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

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Sep 3, 2003

    Hearing: The Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Aug 1, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Examines Plight of Internally Displaced Persons Article
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  • Jun 10, 2003

    Hearing: Internally Displaced Persons in the Caucasus Region and Southeastern Anatolia Hearing
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  • Jun 5, 2003

    No Place Like Home Plight of Internally Displaced Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Feb 10, 2003

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem (Russian) Article
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2002

  • Dec 31, 2002

    Democracy and Human Rights Trends in Eurasia and East Europe: A Decade of Membership in the Organization (Report Only) Article
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • May 9, 2002

    Hearing: Developments in the Chechen Conflict Hearing
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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 6, 2002

    U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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2001

  • Nov 16, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Examines U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Article
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  • Nov 1, 2001

    Report on Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 3, 2001

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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2000

  • Dec 8, 2000

    Elections in Azerbaijan Statement
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Elections Statement
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  • May 26, 2000

    Azerbaijani Government Shifts Toward Opposition on Election Commission Issue Press Release
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  • May 25, 2000

    Hearing: Elections, Democratization, and Human Rights in Azerbaijan Hearing
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  • May 18, 2000

    Azerbaijani Government is Committed to Hold Democratic Elections, Ambassador Assures Helsinki Commissioners Press Release
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1999

  • Sep 22, 1999

    Baptist Church Targeted by Azerbaijan Authorities Statement
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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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1998

  • Dec 1, 1998

    Report on Azerbaijan's Presidential Election Article
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1996

  • Apr 26, 1996

    Report: US Helsinki Commission Delegation to Georgia and Azerbaijan Article
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  • Jan 1, 1996

    Report: Azerbaijan's November 1995 Parliamentary Elections Article
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1995

  • Mar 15, 1995

    Briefing: Emerging Free Trade Union Movement in the Newly Independent States Briefing
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  • Feb 17, 1995

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

  • Jul 29, 1994

    Briefing: Nagorno-Karabakh 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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1993

  • Aug 11, 1993

    Ethnic Violence in Trans-Caucasia Briefing
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1992

  • Aug 1, 1992

    Report: Presidential Elections and Independence Referendums in the Baltic States, the Soviet Union adn Successor States: A compendium of Reports 1991 - 1992 Article
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  • Jun 26, 1992

    Report: Presidential Election in Azerbaijan Article
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  • Jun 22, 1992

    Hearing: Presidential Election in Azerbaijan Hearing
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  • Apr 10, 1992

    Helsinki Commission Visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine Article
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  • Jan 9, 1992

    Hearing: The New Commonwealth of Independent States: Problems, Perspectives, and U.S. Policy Implications Hearing
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1991

  • Oct 23, 1991

    Hearing: The Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis: Prospects for Resolution Hearing
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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1990

  • Dec 1, 1990

    Report: Compendium on Parliamentary Elections in the Baltic States and Soviet Republics Article
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  • Dec 1, 1990

    Elections in the Baltic States and Soviet Republics Article
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  • Oct 25, 1990

    Report: Supreme Soviet Elections in Azerbaijan Article
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