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).

Equality of Opportunity for Men and Women


2014

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Helsinki Commission on Opening of Europe’s Largest Human Rights Meeting Press Release
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  • Jul 22, 2014

    Live Webcast: Hearing on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2014

    Rep. Alcee Hastings (Ranking Member - House) - U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jul 16, 2014

    Political Pluralism in the OSCE Mediterranean Partners? Hearing
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Live Webcast: Political Pluralism in the OSCE Mediterranean Partners? Press Release
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Shibley Telhami (Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development) - University of Maryland Testimony
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    William B. Taylor (Vice President for Middle East and Africa) - United States Institute of Peace Testimony
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    William Roebuck (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs) - U.S. Department of State Testimony
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Zeinab Elnour Abdelkarim (Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs) - The International Foundation for Electoral Systems Testimony
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Sen. Ben Cardin (Chairman) - U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jul 9, 2014

    Rep. Chris Smith (Co-Chairman) - U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jun 27, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on OSCE Mediterranean Partners Press Release
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2011

  • Nov 15, 2011

    From Arab Spring to Coptic Winter: Sectarian Violence and the Struggle for Democratic Transition in Egypt Hearing
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  • Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Egypt Press Release
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  • Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Call on Slovakia to Acknowledge and Condemn Past Practice of Targeting Roma for Sterilization Press Release
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  • Jan 28, 2011

    The Year in Review: The 2010 Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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2010

  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Hastings Raises Cause of Roma, Muslims through Commission Minority Events with French Delegation Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2010

    Commission Marks 35 Years of Helsinki Final Act Press Release
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  • Aug 2, 2010

    Statement on a resolution marking the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    OSCE Parlimentary Assembly Session in Oslo Statement
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  • Jul 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 2010

    U.S. and European Parliamentarians Press for Minority Gains Press Release
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  • Jun 1, 2010

    Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference – News Conference Press Release
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  • Apr 21, 2010

    2009 OSCE Mediterranean Conference in Cairo is a Success: Highlights Importance of Revisiting Annual Conference Administration Article
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Cardin Introduces Maryland’s Ian Kelly, Nominee for Ambassador to OSCE Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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  • Jan 12, 2010

    VIDEO: Energy Transparency Press Release
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2009

  • Nov 23, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Seek Justice for Victims of Sterilization in Czech Republic and Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 17, 2009

    Hastings Continues to Lead on Minority Political Participation at UN Forum Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Seek Cooperation from Tolerance Representatives Press Release
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  • Jun 19, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Celebrate 144th Anniversary of Juneteenth Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Violence Against Roma Press Release
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  • Jun 4, 2009

    Statements on President Obama’s Address in Cairo, Egypt Press Release
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  • Apr 29, 2009

    Slovak Romani Sterilization Victims Win Damages Press Release
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  • Jan 26, 2009

    Co-Chairman Hastings Chairs Meeting in Israel on Countering Discrimination in the Mediterranean Region; Meets with Prime Minister Olmert Article
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2008

  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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2007

  • Nov 6, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Addresses the Rise of Hate Crimes and Discrimination in Europe Press Release
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  • Nov 6, 2007

    Combating Hate Crimes and Discrimination in the OSCE Briefing
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  • Nov 5, 2007

    OSCE Chairman Addresses Helsinki Commission in Advance of Madrid Ministerial Article
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  • Oct 18, 2007

    Parliamentary Perspective of Challenges Facing Today’s Europe Hearing
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  • Oct 18, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Holds Hearing with OSCE PA President Göran Lennmarker Press Release
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2006

  • Aug 15, 2006

    The Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Briefing
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  • Aug 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Press Release
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2005

  • Aug 12, 2005

    Human Rights in Iran: Prospects and the Western Response Article
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2004

  • Dec 15, 2004

    Helsinki Commission, House Armed Services Committee Examine Trafficking in Persons Article
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2003

  • Nov 26, 2003

    Full Text of Congressional Letter to Prime Minister Dzurinda of Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commissioners Urge Slovakia to Institute Sterilization Safeguards Press Release
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  • Oct 28, 2003

    Democracy and Human Rights in Mediterranean Focus of Commission Briefing Article
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  • Oct 3, 2003

    Briefing: Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Partner States of the OSCE: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia Briefing
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Features Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Press Release
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  • May 21, 2003

    Coerced Sterilization Investigated in Slovakia Statement
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  • May 19, 2003

    The Continuing Plight of Roma in Greece Statement
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2002

  • Nov 18, 2002

    Prospects for Change in Turkey Statement
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 20, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Hearing: Human Rights in Greece: A Snapshot of the Cradle of Democracy Hearing
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2001

  • Sep 20, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Sep 7, 2001

    Briefing: Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Briefing
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  • Sep 7, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Sep 5, 2001

    Hearing: Civilian Police and Police Training in Post-Conflict OSCE Areas Hearing
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  • Aug 28, 2001

    UPDATE Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2001

    Twenty-Five Years of the Helsinki Commission Statement
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2000

  • Sep 25, 2000

    Calling the President to Issue a Proclamation Recognizing 25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jun 9, 2000

    Helsinki Final Act 25th Anniversary Resolution Statement
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1999

  • Apr 20, 1999

    Report on the 1999 OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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1998

  • Dec 1, 1998

    Report on the 1998 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Human Dimension Issues Article
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1997

  • Oct 28, 1997

    Briefing: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Briefing
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1995

  • Sep 19, 1995

    Hearing: Turkey-U.S. Relations: Potential and Perils Hearing
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  • Jun 6, 1995

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1991

  • Jul 31, 1991

    Hearing: Geneva Meeting on National Minorities and Moscow Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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1979

  • Apr 3, 1979

    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. VIII - U.S. Compliance: Human Rights Hearing
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