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).

Hearings


HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL SOCIETY, AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN RUSSIA : CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

February 8, 2006 - 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Official Transcript:



Witnesses:

Name Title Affiliation
Hon. Sam Brownback Chairman Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin Ranking Member Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hon. Barry Lowenkron Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Department of State
Hon. Daniel Fried Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Department of State
Natalia Bourjaily Vice President for Newly Independent States International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Allison Gill Director, Moscow Office, Human Rights Watch
Andrew Kuchins Senior Associate, Russian and Eurasian Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nicolai N. Petro Professor of Political Science University of Rhode Island
Andrei Piontkovsky Visiting Senior Fellow Hudson Institute

Countries

Russian Federation

Issues

Citizenship and Political Rights
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion or Belief
International Humanitarian Law
Racism/Anti-Semitism
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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