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Annual Reports

Helsinki Commission Annual Report – 1979-1980

Dec 31, 1980

The annual report of the activities of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1980.


Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. IX – U.S...

Apr 05, 1979

This briefing discussed how the Helsinki Accord’s provisions on the free flow of people apply to the United States.  The briefing followed President Carter’s commitment to embody the principles outlined in the Helsinki Final Act.  Representatives from  U.S. government agencies, such as the Department of State and the Department of Justice, and interested civil society […]


Implementation Of The Helsinki Accords Vol. VI – Sov...

Jun 06, 1978

This briefing discussed the repression against human rights activists in the Soviet Union.  Chairman Fascell and Commissioner Leahy oversaw the testimony of several American lawyers representing imprisoned members of the Moscow-Helsinki Group detailing the abuses committed against their clients.  Numerous documents from Soviet citizens were also submitted to the record documenting the Soviet authorities’ violations […]


The Right to Know, the Right to Act

May 01, 1978

The documents presented in this volume are links in a chain reaction of free expression. Taking place inside the Soviet Union and its Eastern European allies, this process of civil protest varies from one locale to another both in scope and content. Its common base, however, can be found in the 1975 Helsinki Accord, the […]


Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol.I –...

Feb 23, 1977

Hon. Dante Fascell, Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, presided over this hearing on the implementation of the Helsinki Accords. This hearing focused on the Commisison’s consideration of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords dealing with respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and with freer movement of people and […]

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East-West Economic Cooperation-Basket II-Helsinki Fi...

Jan 13, 1977

Our immediate business is to look at Basket IT, whose scope is greater than mere questions of trade and commerce, because in many ways politics is economics. Basket IT was designed to enhance economic cooperation among CSCE states in a way to loosen restraints inhibiting dealings between the Soviet bloc and the West. The hearing […]