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Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
May 23, 2005

HELSINKI COMMISSION, TOP U.N. OFFICIAL TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS IN KOSOVO


(Washington) – Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a hearing to discuss the latest human rights concerns in Kosovo.

The Future of Human Rights in Kosovo
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
124 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The featured panelists will be:

Mr. Soren Jessen-Petersen
Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General and
Head of U.N. Mission in Kosovo

Mr. Charles L. English
Director, Office of South Central European Affairs
U.S. Department of State

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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