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).

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Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
May 27, 2011

CHAIRMAN SMITH DISCUSSES ON VOICE OF AMERICA THE RECENT CAPTURE OF RATKO MLADIC


WASHINGTON­—On May 27, the day after the announced capture of at-large indictee Ratko Mladic in Serbia, Helsinki Commission Chairman and U.S. Representative from New Jersey Chris Smith is interviewed by the Bosnian Service of Voice of America for his thoughts on the impact this will have on Bosnia, Serbia and the region, including people who were victims and those who engage in denial.

 

Chairman Smith recounted his visit to Srebrenica – scene of the 1995 genocide – and recalled the shelling of Sarajevo and other atrocities for which Mladic will now be held accountable in The Hague.  Smith also noted the many resolutions, hearings and briefings held by the Helsinki Commission to keep the issue of cooperation with the international tribunal on the policy agenda.     

 

Please click here for Chairman Smith’s interview with Voice of America.

 

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