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).

Kazakhstan


2014

  • Nov 19, 2014

    Hearing | Combating Corruption in the OSCE Region: The Link between Security and Good Governance Event
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  • Nov 12, 2014

    Helsinki Commission To Hold Hearing On Combating Corruption Press Release
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  • Nov 6, 2014

    Helsinki Commission Digest: Annual OSCE Human Rights Meeting Dominated by Russia and Ukraine Article
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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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2013

  • Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on the New Silk Road Press Release
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2012

  • Oct 12, 2012

    Chairman Smith Criticizes Unfair Trial of Vladimir Kozlov in Kazakhstan Press Release
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  • May 8, 2012

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Political Prisoners in Central Asia Press Release
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  • Mar 28, 2012

    Chairman Smith’s Bill Promoting Online Freedom Is Passed by Key House Subcommittee 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 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable as Its Government Claims? Hearing
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  • Jan 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable As Its Government Claims? Event
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  • Jan 23, 2012

    REVISED: Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Human Rights in Kazahkstan Press Release
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  • Jan 20, 2012

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Human Rights in Kazakhstan 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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  • May 11, 2011

    Central Asia and the Arab Spring: Growing Pressure for Human Rights? Hearing
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  • May 6, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Central Asia and the Arab Spring Press Release
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  • Jan 28, 2011

    The Year in Review: The 2010 Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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  • Jan 27, 2011

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Meets with Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Press Release
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2010

  • Dec 2, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Statement on Astana Summit 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 29, 2010

    Commission Supports State Department Focus on Civil Society 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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  • Sep 13, 2010

    Cardin Marks One Year of Zhovtis Imprisonment 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 26, 2010

    OSCE Holds Conference in Astana on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Article
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  • Jul 21, 2010

    Chairman Cardin’s Statement on OSCE Summit Decision 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

    Wall Street Reform: U.S. Takes Leadership in Extractive Industries Transparency Statement
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  • Jun 24, 2010

    Chairman Cardin Decries Lifetime Powers for Kazakhstani President 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 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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  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict 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 22, 2010

    Commissioners Draw Link between Energy Security and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Apr 22, 2010

    Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Event
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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 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

    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

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    His Excellency Kanat Saudabayev (Foreign Minister) - Republic of Kazakhstan Testimony
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Kazakhstan's Vision of a More Effective OSCE Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    ROOM CHANGE: Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Event
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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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  • 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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  • Dec 23, 2009

    Co-Chairmen Call for Investigation in Murder of Kyrgyz Journalist Press Release
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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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  • Sep 9, 2009

    Commission, State Department Discuss Kazakhstan’s 2010 Chairmanship of OSCE Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2009

    OSCE Participating States Convene Meeting on Religious Freedom Article
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  • Jul 13, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Iran and its OSCE Neighbors Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2009

    Co-Chairman Hastings Calls for Revenue Transparency Press Release
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  • May 12, 2009

    Approaching the OSCE Chairmanship: Kazakhstan 2010 Hearing
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  • May 12, 2009

    Hearing on Kazakhstan Event
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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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  • May 7, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Kazakhstan Press Release
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2008

  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Sep 5, 2008

    U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Kazakhstan for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session Article
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Jul 24, 2008

    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Session in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jul 22, 2008

    Promises to Keep: Kazakhstan’s 2010 OSCE Chairmanship Hearing
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  • Jul 22, 2008

    Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Human Rights and Democratization Reform Event
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  • Jul 17, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Human Rights and Democratization Reform Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Hastings and Cardin to Hold Press Conference in Astana Press Release
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  • Jun 25, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Hastings and Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Kazakhstan Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2008

    The Madrid Ministerial Council Article
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2007

  • Nov 27, 2007

    Rep. Hastings to Hold Roundtable with Journalists at OSCE Ministerial Council in Madrid Press Release
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  • Oct 16, 2007

    Kazakhstan’s Bid to Chair OSCE in 2009 Hearing
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  • Oct 16, 2007

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Kazakhstan's Bid to Chair OSCE in 2009 Event
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  • Oct 11, 2007

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Bid to Chair OSCE in 2009 Press Release
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  • Aug 16, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin: Kazakhstan's Election will be Key Indicator of Democratic Progress Press Release
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  • 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 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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2006

  • Dec 7, 2006

    Religious Community Bulldozed in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Sep 20, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Shanghai Cooperation Organization Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2006

    Kazakhstan's Candidacy for OSCE Chairmanship Statement
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  • Jun 28, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 22, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 15, 2005

    Missed Opportunity in Kazakhstan Article
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  • Dec 6, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Decry Kazakh Elections, Fraudulent Vote Count and Intimidation Cited Press Release
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  • Nov 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Andijan Trial Verdicts in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Express Disappointment in Azeri Elections 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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  • Jul 12, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Co-Chairman Introduces Central Asia Democracy and Human Rights Legislation Press Release
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  • Jul 5, 2005

    Christopher Smith Rebuts Kazakh Claims on Meeting 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 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 20, 2004

    Democratization in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Europe's Largest Annual Human Dimension Meeting Closes with Appeal from NGOs Article
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Europe's Largest Human Rights Meeting Concludes Press Release
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  • Sep 24, 2004

    Greater Regulation of Religion in Kazakhstan? Statement
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Engage Heads of Nine CIS Countries Article
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  • Jul 28, 2004

    CIS Response Letter to President Nazarbaev (Kazakhstan) Article
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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 10, 2004

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem 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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  • Oct 27, 2003

    Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities Briefing
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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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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Decries Central Asia’s Imprisoned Press Freedoms Press Release
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    Murdered and Imprisoned Journalists Remembered on World Press Freedom Day 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 29, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith Suspicious of Charge Against Journalist in Kazakhstan Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 21, 2002

    Human Rights Concerns in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jun 17, 2002

    Hearing Addresses Dramatic Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks Across Europe Article
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  • Jun 4, 2002

    Commission Hearing Examines Cooperation in the War on Terrorism in the OSCE Region Article
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism 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 7, 2002

    Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Briefing
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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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  • Feb 6, 2002

    Alarming Developments for Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan Statement
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Hearing: Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Hearing
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  • Nov 16, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Examines U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Article
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 12, 2001

    Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic Statement
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  • Oct 11, 2001

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

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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  • Aug 24, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Article
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  • Jul 13, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise First Annual Report on Trafficking in Persons Press Release
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  • May 17, 2001

    Human Rights Problems in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Mar 15, 2001

    Draft Law on Religion Threatens Freedom in Kazakhstan Statement
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2000

  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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1999

  • Nov 11, 1999

    Democratization and Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Oct 21, 1999

    Central Asia: The Statement
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  • Oct 1, 1999

    Report: Kazakstan's Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • May 6, 1999

    Commissioners Voice Concern Over Condition of Democracy in Kazakstan Press Release
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  • May 6, 1999

    Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan Hearing
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  • Mar 16, 1999

    Kazakhstan's Presidential Elections Statement
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  • Feb 23, 1999

    Kazakhstan's Presidential Election 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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  • Jan 10, 1999

    Report on Kazakstan's Presidential Election Article
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1998

  • Mar 1, 1998

    Report on Political Reform and Human Rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakstan Article
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1997

  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions 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

  • May 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles (N/A) Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1994

    Report: Parliamentary Election in Kazakhstan Article
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1992

  • 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

  • Feb 6, 1991

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