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).

Freedom of the Media


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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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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

    OSCE Representative Cites Threats to Free Media Statement
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  • Jun 9, 2010

    Hearing on Media Freedom Event
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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

    Karimov Urged to Confront Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record 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 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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  • Oct 29, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Issues Statement on Media Developments in Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Oct 3, 2001

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 14, 2001

    Missed Opportunity in Belarus Article
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  • Aug 24, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Article
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  • Aug 9, 2001

    Prospects Fade for Free and Fair Belarus Elections Press Release
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  • Jul 19, 2001

    Senate Adopts Campbell Resolution on Tenth Anniversary of Baltic Freedom from Soviet Rule Press Release
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  • Jul 17, 2001

    Commission Members Contribute to Successful Parliamentary Assembly Session Press Release
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  • Jun 27, 2001

    Twenty-Five Years of the Helsinki Commission Statement
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Downward Spiral in Russia’s Human Rights Record Press Release
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    Hearing: Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia Hearing
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  • May 31, 2001

    Status of Human Rights in Russia Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 17, 2001

    Human Rights Problems in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • May 10, 2001

    Democracy Under Siege in Belarus Statement
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  • May 2, 2001

    Ukraine Human Rights & Democracy Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 2, 2001

    Hearing: Ukraine at the Crossroads: Ten Years After Independence Hearing
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  • Apr 26, 2001

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 Statement
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  • Apr 25, 2001

    Human Rights, Democracy in Ukraine Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    Atmosphere of Trust Missing in Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 3, 2001

    Freedom of the Media in Russia Statement
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2000

  • Dec 20, 2000

    Chairman Smith Decries Intimidation Tactics Against Ukrainian Journalists Press Release
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  • Nov 2, 2000

    Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales Statement
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  • Oct 19, 2000

    Democracy Denied in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 13, 2000

    Flawed Elections in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 6, 2000

    Missing Journalist in Ukraine Statement
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  • Oct 1, 2000

    Report on Croatia's Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • Sep 29, 2000

    Continuing Climate of Fear in Belarus Statement
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  • 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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  • Aug 3, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Expresses Disappointment on Nikitin Delay Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Free Speech and Media in the OSCE Region After 25 Years Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Milosevic Reign of Terror in Yugoslavia Hindering Human Rights and Democracy, Witnesses Testify Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2000

    Hearing: Milosevic's Crackdown in Serbia and Threat to Montenegro Hearing
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  • Jul 15, 2000

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • Jul 3, 2000

    Bi-partisan Congressional Letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin Press Release
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  • Jul 3, 2000

    Russian Government Denounced for Babitsky Travel Restraints Press Release
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  • Jun 29, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Torture of Uzbek Writer Press Release
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  • Jun 19, 2000

    Albright Urged to Ensure Personal Safety of Belarus Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • Jun 14, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Russian Media Figure’s Arrest Press Release
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  • Jun 13, 2000

    Hearing: Bosnia's Future Under the Dayton Agreement Hearing
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  • Jun 9, 2000

    Helsinki Final Act 25th Anniversary Resolution Statement
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  • May 31, 2000

    Commissioners Outraged Over Lukashenka Threats Against Belarusian Opposition Leaders Press Release
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  • May 25, 2000

    The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Statement
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  • May 25, 2000

    Hearing: Elections, Democratization, and Human Rights in Azerbaijan Hearing
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  • May 24, 2000

    Russian Human Rights in Retreat Under Putin’s Watch, Witnesses Testify Press Release
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  • May 23, 2000

    Hearing: The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Hearing
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  • May 3, 2000

    Expressing Condemnation of Continuing Human Rights Violation of Belarus Statement
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  • Apr 20, 2000

    Report on the Presidential Election in Georgia Article
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  • Apr 4, 2000

    Hearing: The Deterioration of Freedom of the Media in OSCE Countries Hearing
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  • Apr 4, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Documents Deterioration of Freedom of the Media in OSCE Countries; Legislative Initiative, Albright Letter Planned Press Release
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  • Mar 22, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Documents Deplorable State of Human Rights in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Mar 21, 2000

    Hearing: The State of Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan Hearing
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  • Mar 14, 2000

    The Ordeal of Andrei Babitsky Statement
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  • Mar 9, 2000

    Hearing: Belarus at the Crossroads Hearing
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  • Mar 1, 2000

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Article
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  • Feb 20, 2000

    Report on the Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan Article
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  • Feb 1, 2000

    Hearing: Promoting and Protecting Democracy in Montenegro Hearing
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  • Jan 11, 2000

    “Whither Human Rights in Russia?” Helsinki Commission Hearing Announced Press Release
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1999

  • Nov 11, 1999

    Democratization and Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Oct 22, 1999

    Crackdown in Belarus Statement
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  • Oct 21, 1999

    Central Asia: The Statement
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  • Oct 20, 1999

    Report on Georgia's Parliamentary Elections: October 1999 Article
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  • Oct 18, 1999

    Hearing: Democratization and Human Rights in Uzbekistan Hearing
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  • Oct 18, 1999

    “Uzbekistan is One of the Most Repressive New Independent States,” says Helsinki Commission Chairman Smith Press Release
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  • Sep 8, 1999

    Briefing: Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 22, 1999

    Uzbekistan's Litany of Violations Statement
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  • Jul 20, 1999

    Developments in Belarus Statement
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  • Jul 15, 1999

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • May 6, 1999

    Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan Hearing
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  • Apr 27, 1999

    Hearing: Belarus--Back in the USSR? Hearing
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  • Apr 19, 1999

    Hearing Announced: “Belarus—Back in the USSR?” Press Release
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  • Feb 9, 1999

    1999-A Critical Year for Belarus Statement
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  • Feb 1, 1999

    Report: Elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina, September 12-13 Article
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  • Jan 21, 1999

    Helsinki Commissioners Reps. Smith and Hoyer Discuss Keys Issues with Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Palous Press Release
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  • Jan 8, 1999

    Briefing: Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia: Electoral and Political Outlook for 1999 Briefing
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  • Jan 8, 1999

    Briefing: Bosnian Elections and the Role of the OSCE Briefing
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1998

  • Dec 10, 1998

    Hearing: Milosevic Versus Serbian Democracy and Balkan Stability Hearing
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  • Oct 8, 1998

    Briefing: The Status of Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • May 13, 1998

    Briefing: Pluralism and Tolerance in Croatia Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1998

    Report on Political Reform and Human Rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakstan Article
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1997

  • Oct 28, 1997

    Briefing: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Briefing
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  • Jun 12, 1997

    Briefing: The Human Rights Situation in Croatia Briefing
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  • Mar 21, 1997

    Briefing: The Current Situation in Croatia Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1997

    Report on Government-Opposition Relations in Uzbekistan Article
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1996

  • Dec 12, 1996

    Hearing: Political Turmoil in Serbia Hearing
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  • Sep 1, 1996

    Report: Elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina Article
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  • Aug 1, 1996

    Report: Serbia and Montenegro: The Prospects for Change Article
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  • Jun 1, 1996

    Report: The Albanian Parliamentary Elections Article
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  • May 14, 1996

    Briefing: Russian Media in Light of Upcoming Elections Briefing
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  • Apr 26, 1996

    Briefing: Turkish Minority in Western Thrace Briefing
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  • Apr 26, 1996

    Report: US Helsinki Commission Delegation to Georgia and Azerbaijan Article
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  • Mar 14, 1996

    Hearing: Challenges to Democracy in Albania Hearing
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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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1994

  • Dec 10, 1994

    Briefing: Electoral Reforms in Russia Briefing
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  • Sep 1, 1994

    Briefing: Status of Media Freedom in Democracies Briefing
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  • Jun 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles Briefing
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  • Jan 1, 1994

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Poland Article
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1993

  • Nov 3, 1993

    Hearing: The Current State and Future Prospects of Democracy in Russia Hearing
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  • Oct 27, 1993

    Briefing: The Situation in Russia Briefing
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  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
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  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Slovakia Article
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  • Apr 5, 1993

    Briefing: Human Rights In Turkey: Part 2 Briefing
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  • Apr 5, 1993

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1992

  • Aug 1, 1992

    Report: Paliamentary and Presidential Elections in an Independent Croatia Article
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  • Mar 29, 1992

    Report: Albania's Second Multi-Party Elections Article
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  • Feb 29, 1992

    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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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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  • Jan 17, 1991

    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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  • Jul 1, 1990

    Report: Elections in Central and Eastern Europe: A Compendium of Reports in the Elections held from March through June Article
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  • May 3, 1990

    Hearing: Meeting with Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene of Lithuania (N/A) Hearing
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  • Apr 3, 1990

    Hearing: CSCE Process (N/A) Hearing
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  • Apr 1, 1990

    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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  • Jun 25, 1985

    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

  • May 11, 1979

    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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  • Apr 3, 1979

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