Title

Ukraine's Upcoming Elections: A Pivotal Moment

Thursday, May 17, 2012
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Christopher Smith
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Steve Cohen
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Michael Burgess
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Yehvenia Tymoshenko
Title: 
Daughter of Imprisoned Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
Name: 
Stephen Nix
Title: 
Director
Body: 
Eurasia Division, International Republican Institute (IRI)
Name: 
David Kramer
Title: 
President
Body: 
Freedom House
Name: 
Katie Fox
Title: 
Deputy Director, Eurasia
Body: 
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Name: 
Gavin Weise
Title: 
Deputy Director, Europe and Asia
Body: 
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

This hearing focused on concerns of democratic backsliding in Ukraine under President Viktor Yanukovych.  In particular, the witnesses and commissioners discussed their concerns with the October 2010 local elections, the March 2012 mayoral elections. The witnesses, including the representative from several different non-governmental organizations working on democratic development in Ukraine, spoke about the impact of corruption, controls over the media and harassment of NGOs on the electoral process.  Evheniya Tymoshenko, the daughter of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, also spoke about her mother’s case.

Relevant countries: 
Leadership: 
Clear Filters
Close
Filters

NATO’s Warsaw Summit and the Future of European Security

Parliamentary Diplomacy

Helsinki Commission Examines Plight of Internally Displaced Persons

U.S. Delegation to OSCE PA Drives International Action against Human Trafficking, Discrimination, and Anti-Semitism

Our Impact by Country

Combatting Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Internet Freedom in the Age of Dictators and Terrorists

Chairman Smith Leads International Legislators against Human Trafficking, Child Sex Tourism

Moldova at a Crossroads

Helsinki Commission Chair, Co-Chair Welcome Savchenko Release; Urge Russia To Comply With Minsk Agreements

Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Re-Elected as Head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly First Committee

Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Challenges to Moldovan Security, Including Russian Destabilization Efforts

On World Press Freedom Day, Helsinki Commission Chair Urges Azerbaijan: Free Khadija!

40th Anniversary of the U.S. Helsinki Commission

Helsinki Commission Honored for Work on Ukraine

Fox Business: Sen. Wicker on Turkey

The Helsinki Follow-Up Meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation on Europe

Helsinki Commission to Preview Outcomes of July NATO Summit in Warsaw

Chairman Smith Champions Improved Security for European Jewish Communities at Annual Meeting of OSCE Parliamentarians

Chairman Smith Sends Strong Message of Support to Poland Ahead of NATO Summit in Warsaw

Witness Profile: Ambassador Jonathan Moore

Helsinki Commission Chair, Co-Chair Mourn Passing of Former Senator and Commissioner George Voinovich

Pages