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  • May 3, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Cite Central Role of Media in Building Democracy Press Release
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  • Oct 12, 2004

    Letter to President Putin regarding Mr. Khlebnikov Article
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2014

  • Oct 28, 2014

    Briefing: Imprisoned in Uzbekistan: Politically Motivated Cases Event
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  • Oct 22, 2014

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Politically and Religiously Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Sep 22, 2014

    Helsinki Commission on Opening of Europe’s Largest Human Rights Meeting Press Release
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  • May 2, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission cites deterioration of media freedoms across OSCE region Press Release
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2013

  • May 3, 2013

    Cardin Calls for End to Violence Against Journalists on World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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2012

  • Oct 23, 2012

    Susan Morgan (Executive Director) - Global Network Initiative Testimony
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  • Oct 23, 2012

    Meg Roggensack (Senior Advisor, Business and Human Rights) - Human Rights First Testimony
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  • May 8, 2012

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Political Prisoners in Central Asia Press Release
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  • Mar 28, 2012

    Chairman Smith’s Bill Promoting Online Freedom Is Passed by Key House Subcommittee Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable as Its Government Claims? Hearing
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  • Jan 25, 2012

    Kazakhstan: As Stable As Its Government Claims? Event
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  • Jan 23, 2012

    REVISED: Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Human Rights in Kazahkstan Press Release
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  • Jan 20, 2012

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Human Rights in Kazakhstan Press Release
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2011

  • Dec 20, 2011

    Chairman Smith’s Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Passes, Goes to White House Press Release
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  • Dec 19, 2011

    Chairman Smith Calls for Final Passage of Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith to Hold Press Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Dec 16, 2011

    Chairman Smith Statement on One Year Since Brutal Election Crackdown in Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2011

    Belarus: The Ongoing Crackdown and Forces for Change Hearing
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  • 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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  • Nov 8, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Belarus Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    LIVE HEARING TODAY: The Hearing entitled, “U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments” will stream live here Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2011

    The Promises We Keep Online: Internet Freedom in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • Jul 7, 2011

    House OK’s Smith Bill on Belarus Press Release
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  • Jul 7, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Internet Freedom Press Release
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  • May 18, 2011

    Another Brick in the Wall: What do Dissidents Need Now from the Internet? Briefing
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  • May 18, 2011

    Briefing on Internet Freedom Event
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  • May 16, 2011

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Internet Freedom Press Release
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  • May 3, 2011

    World Press Freedom Day Underscores How Independent Media Face Reprisals in Growing Number of OSCE Countries Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2011

    Commission Leadership Condemns Violence, Calls for Egyptian Transition to Democracy to Begin Press Release
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2010

  • Dec 8, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Focuses on U.S. Support for Western Balkan Countries Press Release
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  • Dec 8, 2010

    The Western Balkans: Developments in 2010 and Hopes for the Future Hearing
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  • Dec 8, 2010

    Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Event
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  • Dec 2, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Press Release
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  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 29, 2010

    Commission Supports State Department Focus on Civil Society Press Release
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  • Nov 19, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Azerbaijan’s Release of Bloggers Press Release
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  • Nov 16, 2010

    World Premiere of Justice for Sergei Briefing
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2010

    Commission Welcomes Appointment of Former Journalist to Russian Human Rights Council Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Commission Marks 10th Anniversary of Murder of Ukrainian Investigative Reporter 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 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
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  • Jul 21, 2010

    Briefing and Documentary Screening on North Caucasus Event
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  • Jul 16, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Briefing and Documentary Screening on North Caucasus Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    OSCE Parlimentary Assembly Session in Oslo Statement
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  • Jul 8, 2010

    Cardin Acts to Protect Journalists Press Release
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  • Jul 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to hold Inter-Parliament Cooperation Hearing Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings to Introduce Resolution Protecting Media Freedom Press Release
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Hearing on Media Freedom Event
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    OSCE Representative Cites Threats to Free Media Statement
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  • Jun 3, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Media Freedom Press Release
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  • May 3, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Denounce Reprisals, Restrictions on Free Media Press Release
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  • Apr 22, 2010

    Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Event
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  • Apr 19, 2010

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Revenue Transparency and Human Rights Press Release
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  • Apr 8, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Urge Calm in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2010

    Helsinki Commission Concerned about Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    Commission Slams Azerbaijan Over Case of Jailed Bloggers Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Mar 10, 2010

    Commission Applauds Appointment of OSCE Media Watchdog Press Release
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  • Feb 4, 2010

    Tribute to Miklos Haraszti 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 28, 2010

    ROOM CHANGE: Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Jan 27, 2010

    The Year in Review: OSCE Human Dimension Activities in 2009 Article
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  • Jan 26, 2010

    Commission Statement on Media Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina Press Release
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  • Jan 19, 2010

    Co-Chairman Hastings Statement on Ukrainian Elections Press Release
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2009

  • Dec 23, 2009

    Co-Chairmen Call for Investigation in Murder of Kyrgyz Journalist Press Release
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  • Dec 2, 2009

    60th Anniversary of the Voice of America's Ukrainian Service Statement
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  • Nov 4, 2009

    “Where Walls Still Stand” -- Commission Marks 20th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall Press Release
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  • Nov 3, 2009

    Violence and Impunity: Life in a Russian Newsroom Briefing
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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on State of Russian Media Press Release
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Briefing on New Media Event
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  • Oct 16, 2009

    Commission to Hold Briefing on New Media Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2009

    Commission, State Department Discuss Kazakhstan’s 2010 Chairmanship of OSCE Press Release
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  • Aug 31, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Call on European Leaders to Denounce Anti-Semitic Article in Swedish Press Press Release
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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Jun 30, 2009

    Cardin, U.S. Delegation Secure Release of U.S. Prisoner in Belarus Press Release
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  • Jun 23, 2009

    Commission Leaders Call on White House to Raise Human Rights Concerns at Moscow Summit Press Release
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  • Jun 23, 2009

    The Medvedev Thaw: Is it real? Will it last? Hearing
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  • Jun 18, 2009

    Briefing on Upcoming Kyrgyzstan Elections Event
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  • Jun 16, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Russia’s Human Rights Record Before Presidential Trip to Moscow Press Release
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  • Jun 15, 2009

    Commission to Hold Briefing on Upcoming Kyrgyzstan Elections Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 2009

    Helsinki Commission: Cardin, Hastings Statements on North Korea Sentencing of U.S. Journalists Press Release
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  • May 15, 2009

    Chairman Cardin, Co-Chairman Hastings Express Concerns About Press Freedom, Attacks on Journalists Press Release
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  • May 12, 2009

    Free Media in the OSCE Region Statement
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  • May 7, 2009

    Free Media Under Pressure in the OSCE Region Statement
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  • Feb 18, 2009

    Screening of "Shadow of the Holy Book", A Documentary Film on Turkmenistan Event
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  • Feb 17, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Co-Host a Screening of "Shadow of the Holy Book", A Documentary Film on Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Jan 9, 2009

    Chairman Hastings Concerned Over Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Jan 9, 2009

    The Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Statement
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2008

  • Nov 24, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Expresses Concern Over the Impending Termination of RFE/RL and VOA Radio Broadcasts in Azerbaijan Press Release
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  • Nov 18, 2008

    Report on the OSCE’s 2008 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Article
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • May 20, 2008

    Chairman Hastings Concerned Over the Shutdown of RFE/RL’s Newsline Publication Press Release
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  • May 2, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Urges Greater Protection of Freedom of Expression Press Release
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  • Mar 11, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Delegation Visits Prague and Bratislava Article
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2007

  • Dec 19, 2007

    Hastings to Putin: Call Off the Docs Press Release
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  • Dec 13, 2007

    Helsinki Commission Addresses the Challenges to Protecting Free Speech Press Release
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  • Dec 13, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Media Freedom Hearing Event
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  • Dec 13, 2007

    Freedom of the Media in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • Dec 7, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Media Freedom Hearing Press Release
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  • Nov 5, 2007

    OSCE Chairman Addresses Helsinki Commission in Advance of Madrid Ministerial Article
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  • Aug 3, 2007

    Hon. Alcee L. Hastings (Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Aug 3, 2007

    Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin (Co-Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Aug 3, 2007

    Hon. Christopher H. Smith (Ranking Minority Member) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Aug 3, 2007

    Hon. Hilda L. Solis (Commissioner) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Aug 2, 2007

    Rep. Hastings Addresses Dangers Journalists Face Abroad Press Release
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  • Aug 2, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Media Freedom Event
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  • Jul 30, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin to Hold Hearing on Media Freedom Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2007

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Urges Bush to Question Putin on Russia’s Authoritarian Domestic Policies Press Release
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  • Jun 22, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Express Serious Concern with Putin’s Limit of Media Freedoms in Russia Press Release
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  • Mar 28, 2007

    House Foreign Affairs Committee Unanimously Reports Out Hastings Resolution Calling for the Opening Up of Holocaust Archives Press Release
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2006

  • Oct 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Express Sorrow and Outrage at the Murder of Prominent Russian Journalist Press Release
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  • Sep 27, 2006

    Human Rights Abuses in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Sep 18, 2006

    Freedom of the Media Revisited at Vienna Meeting Article
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  • Sep 15, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Mourns the Death of Journalist in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2006

    President Niyazov Intensifies Repression in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Jun 29, 2006

    Kazakhstan's Candidacy for OSCE Chairmanship Statement
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  • Jun 28, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jun 22, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Mar 17, 2006

    Belarusian Election Turning Into a Farce Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Commission Warns Belarus of Repercussions for Crackdown on Opposition Press Release
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  • Mar 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Probes Belarus’ Elections Press Release
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  • Mar 9, 2006

    Freedom Denied: Belarus on the Eve of the Election Hearing
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  • Feb 24, 2006

    Belarus: Freedom Denied? Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2006

    Russia: Rights in Retreat Press Release
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  • Feb 1, 2006

    Democracy in Belarus Briefing
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  • Jan 25, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Turns Spotlight on Belarus Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 6, 2005

    Riding Roughshod Over Rights in Belarus Statement
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  • Nov 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Andijan Trial Verdicts in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Express Disappointment in Azeri Elections Press Release
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  • Oct 13, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Blast Turkey on Prosecution of Noted Writer, Call on Turks to "Face Their History" Press Release
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  • Oct 12, 2005

    The Meaning of Egypt's Elections and their Relevance to the Middle East Briefing
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  • Oct 6, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Implications of the Egyptian Election Results Press Release
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  • Aug 12, 2005

    Human Rights in Iran: Prospects and the Western Response Article
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  • Jul 12, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Co-Chairman Introduces Central Asia Democracy and Human Rights Legislation Press Release
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  • Jun 20, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Russian Political Landscape Press Release
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  • Jun 10, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Members Denounce Iran's Human Rights Record, Call for Joint U.S.-Europe Response Press Release
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  • May 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Crisis in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • May 13, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Calls for Calm, Respect for Human Rights in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • May 3, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Cite Central Role of Media in Building Democracy Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for Prompt Free and Fair Elections in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2005

    Albania's Efforts to Meet OSCE Election Standards Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Jan 18, 2005

    The Mediterranean Dimension Today: Seeds of Hope Article
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  • Jan 13, 2005

    Democracy in the CIS Press Release
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2004

  • Nov 20, 2004

    Democratization in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 16, 2004

    Bring Paul Klebnikov’s Killers to Justice Statement
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  • Nov 10, 2004

    Ukraine Presidential Election Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2004

    Members Urge Aggressive Investigation of Murdered Forbes’ Moscow Editor Press Release
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  • Oct 12, 2004

    Letter to President Putin regarding Mr. Khlebnikov Article
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  • Oct 5, 2004

    Belarus Democracy Act Unanimously Passes U.S. House Press Release
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  • Oct 4, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Holds Hearing on Advancing Democracy in Albania Article
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  • Sep 15, 2004

    Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests Through the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 14, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Delivers Remarks on Ukraine Press Release
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  • Jul 23, 2004

    United States Senate Passes Ukraine Elections Resolution Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2004

    Hearing: Advancing Democracy in Albania Hearing
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  • Jul 14, 2004

    Advancing Democracy in Albania Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Jul 2, 2004

    Commission Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Putin’s Russia Article
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  • Jul 1, 2004

    Activists Brief Commission on the War in Chechnya, Civil Society and Military Reform in Russia Article
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  • Jun 30, 2004

    OSCE Meeting Examines Hate Crimes and Racist, Xenophobic and Anti-Semitic Internet Propaganda Article
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  • Jun 30, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Sheds Light on Russia’s Human Rights Situation Article
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  • Jun 24, 2004

    Unsolved Murder of Ukrainian Journalist Heorhiy Gongadze Statement
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  • May 5, 2004

    Encouraging Democratic Elections in Ukraine Statement
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  • May 5, 2004

    Presidential Elections Critical to Ukrainian Democracy Statement
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  • Apr 20, 2004

    Helsinki Commissioners Active at Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting Article
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 12, 2004

    Radio Liberty Stifled in Ukraine Statement
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Belarusian Authorities Continue to Stifle Democracy Statement
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  • Feb 10, 2004

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem Press Release
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  • Jan 20, 2004

    Troubling Pre-Election Developments in Ukraine Statement
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2003

  • Dec 22, 2003

    Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Article
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  • Dec 10, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders at Annual Human Rights Review Article
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  • Dec 3, 2003

    Frank Assessment Presented on State of Rights in Russia Article
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  • Dec 3, 2003

    Commission Hearing Looked Ahead to Maastricht Ministerial Article
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Nov 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Nov 21, 2003

    Deplorable Human Rights Conditions Recalled at Helsinki Commission Hearing on Chechnya Article
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  • Nov 10, 2003

    CANCELLED Azerbaijan's Flawed Presidential Election Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Oct 31, 2003

    80th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic Statement
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  • Oct 28, 2003

    Criminal Defamation and "Insult" Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Armenia Article
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Features Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Press Release
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  • Oct 1, 2003

    Briefing: Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Briefing
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  • Sep 30, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights Romania's Road to NATO and the EU Press Release
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  • Sep 16, 2003

    Hearing: Chechnya: Current Situation and Prospects for the Future Hearing
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  • Sep 16, 2003

    Murder of Ukrainian Heorhiy Gongadze Still Unsolved After 3 Years Statement
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  • Sep 12, 2003

    Situation in Chechnya Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2003

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Sep 3, 2003

    Hearing: The Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jul 30, 2003

    Chairman Smith Welcomes Romania's Proposed Improvements to Free Speech Protections Press Release
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  • Jul 15, 2003

    Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 1950, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 - Rep. Smith Statement
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  • Jun 24, 2003

    Repression Spreading in Belarus Statement
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  • Jun 4, 2003

    Briefing: Democracy, Human Rights and Justice in Serbia Today Briefing
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  • Jun 2, 2003

    Human Rights in Chechnya Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Article
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  • May 8, 2003

    Co-Chairman Smith Hails Incorporation of Key Provisions of Belarus Democracy Act into Foreign Relations Act Press Release
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  • May 7, 2003

    Taking Stock in Romania Statement
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  • May 3, 2003

    United States Helsinki Commission Recognizes World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Decries Central Asia’s Imprisoned Press Freedoms Press Release
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  • May 2, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Urges Romania, Other Countries to Repeal Criminal Defamation & Insult Laws Press Release
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    Murdered and Imprisoned Journalists Remembered on World Press Freedom Day Press Release
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    The Troubled Media Environment in Ukraine Statement
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  • Apr 11, 2003

    Regime Targets Independent Media in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 3, 2003

    Belarus Democracy Act of 2003 Moves Closer to Passage Press Release
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  • Mar 27, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Introduce “Belarus Democracy Act of 2003” Press Release
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  • Mar 27, 2003

    The Referendum in Chechnya Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for “Accurate Assessment” of Chechnya Situation Press Release
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  • Feb 10, 2003

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem (Russian) Article
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  • Jan 27, 2003

    Parliamentarians Organize to Combat Corruption Article
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2002

  • Dec 13, 2002

    Commission Staff Meet with Georgian Officials while Religious Persecution Persists Article
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  • Nov 18, 2002

    Prospects for Change in Turkey Statement
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  • Nov 14, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith's Submitted Statement to New Atlantic Initiative Conference on Belarus Press Release
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  • Nov 13, 2002

    Situation in Belarus Continues to Deteriorate Statement
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  • Nov 8, 2002

    Turkey’s Post-Election Future Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Oct 29, 2002

    Co-Chairman Smith Suspicious of Charge Against Journalist in Kazakhstan Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Russian Democracy Act of 2002 Statement
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  • Oct 7, 2002

    Belarus Religion Law Prompts Reaction from Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Press Release
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  • Sep 20, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Press Release
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  • Sep 19, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Democracy, Human Rights & Security in Georgia Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2002

    Statement by Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith on the Second Anniversary of the Disappearance of Georgiy Gongadze Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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  • Jun 21, 2002

    Human Rights Concerns in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws Article
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Smith: Repeal Romanian Criminal Defamation Laws 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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  • Jun 12, 2002

    Human Rights in Greece Subject of Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 24, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Romania Article
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  • May 16, 2002

    Hearing Focuses on Russian-Chechen War Article
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  • May 8, 2002

    Hearing: International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Hearing
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  • May 6, 2002

    Russian-Chechen War Focus of Hearing Press Release
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  • May 3, 2002

    Murder of Ukrainian Heorhiy Gongadze Still Unsolved Statement
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  • Apr 23, 2002

    Central Asia Focus of Commission Briefings Article
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  • Apr 19, 2002

    Journalist’s Attempted Hand-Shake Leads to Criminal Indictment Press Release
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  • Mar 26, 2002

    Briefing: If the Cyprus Talks Fail Briefing
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  • Mar 22, 2002

    Escalating Violence and Rights Violations in Central Asia Subject of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Mar 22, 2002

    Kyrgyzstan's Release of Azimbek Beknazarov Statement
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  • Mar 21, 2002

    Ukraine Elections Resolution Statement
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  • Mar 21, 2002

    Commissioners Spearhead Passage of Resolution on Ukraine Press Release
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  • Mar 19, 2002

    Resolution Urging Ukraine to Ensure a Democratic, Transparent and Fair Election Process Statement
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  • Mar 13, 2002

    Karimov Receives Helsinki Commission Letter on Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Violations Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2002

    Text of Letter from United States Helsinki Commission Members to President Karimov Press Release
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  • Mar 12, 2002

    Karimov Urged to Confront Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record Press Release
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  • Mar 7, 2002

    Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Briefing
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  • Feb 20, 2002

    Ukraine Parliamentary Elections Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Feb 12, 2002

    Anti-Terrorism Conference Held in Bishkek Article
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  • Feb 7, 2002

    Introduction of S. Res. 205 on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine Statement
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  • Jan 24, 2002

    Belarus - Opportunities Squandered Statement
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  • Jan 17, 2002

    Commission Holds Hearing on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan Article
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  • Jan 9, 2002

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in the Czech Republic Article
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 14, 2001

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Slovakia Article
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  • Dec 13, 2001

    Free Speech in Czech Republic Statement
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  • Dec 13, 2001

    Ambassador Stephan H. Minikes Statement
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Hearing: Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Hearing
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  • Dec 7, 2001

    Slovak Parliament Narrowly Defeats Repeal of Criminal Defamation Provisions Statement
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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    Twenty-Five Years of the Helsinki Commission Statement
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    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Downward Spiral in Russia’s Human Rights Record Press Release
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    Hearing: Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia Hearing
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    Ukraine Human Rights & Democracy Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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    Hearing: Ukraine at the Crossroads: Ten Years After Independence Hearing
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    Missing Journalist in Ukraine Statement
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    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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    25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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    Russian Government Denounced for Babitsky Travel Restraints Press Release
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    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Torture of Uzbek Writer Press Release
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    Helsinki Commissioners Reps. Smith and Hoyer Discuss Keys Issues with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Palous Press Release
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    Briefing: Bosnian Elections and the Role of the OSCE Briefing
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    Briefing: The Status of Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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    Briefing: Pluralism and Tolerance in Croatia Briefing
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    Report on Political Reform and Human Rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakstan Article
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    Briefing: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Briefing
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    Briefing: The Human Rights Situation in Croatia Briefing
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    Briefing: The Current Situation in Croatia Briefing
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    Report on Government-Opposition Relations in Uzbekistan Article
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1996

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    Hearing: Political Turmoil in Serbia Hearing
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    Report: Elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina Article
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    Report: Serbia and Montenegro: The Prospects for Change Article
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    Report: The Albanian Parliamentary Elections Article
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    Briefing: Russian Media in Light of Upcoming Elections Briefing
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    Briefing: Turkish Minority in Western Thrace Briefing
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    Report: US Helsinki Commission Delegation to Georgia and Azerbaijan Article
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    Hearing: Challenges to Democracy in Albania Hearing
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1995

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    Hearing: Turkey-U.S. Relations: Potential and Perils Hearing
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    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1994

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    Briefing: Electoral Reforms in Russia Briefing
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    Briefing: Status of Media Freedom in Democracies Briefing
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    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles Briefing
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    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Poland Article
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1993

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    Hearing: The Current State and Future Prospects of Democracy in Russia Hearing
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    Briefing: The Situation in Russia Briefing
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    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
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    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Slovakia Article
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    Briefing: Human Rights In Turkey: Part 2 Briefing
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    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1992

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    Report: Paliamentary and Presidential Elections in an Independent Croatia Article
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    Report: Albania's Second Multi-Party Elections Article
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    Report: The Referendum on Independence in Bosnia-Herzegovina Article
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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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  • May 22, 1991

    Hearing: Democratic Developments in Albania Hearing
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  • May 7, 1991

    Hearing: Baltic Leadership on the Status of Independence Movements Hearing
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    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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    Hearing: Soviet Crackdown in the Baltic States Hearing
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1990

  • Jul 18, 1990

    Hearing: Copenhagen Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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    Report: Elections in Central and Eastern Europe: A Compendium of Reports in the Elections held from March through June Article
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    Hearing: Meeting with Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene of Lithuania (N/A) Hearing
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    Hearing: CSCE Process (N/A) Hearing
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    Report: Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
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1989

  • Nov 28, 1989

    Hearing: The New and Improved Supreme Soviet and the Institutionalization of Human Rights Reform Hearing
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1985

  • Oct 29, 1985

    Hearings: Restrictions on Artistic Freedoms in the Soviet Union, October 29, 1985; and the Budapest Cultural Forum, December 11, 1985 Article
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    Hearing: The Ottawa Human Rights Experts Meeting and the Future of the Helsinki Process Hearing
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1982

  • Jul 1, 1982

    Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter '77, 1977-1982 (14MB) Article
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1979

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    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. X - Alexsandr Ginzburg on the Human Rights Situation in the U.S.S.R. Hearing
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    Hearing: Implementation of the Helsinki Accords Vol. VIII - U.S. Compliance: Human Rights Hearing
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