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 Thought, Conscience, and Religion or Belief


2014

  • Dec 17, 2014

    Premiere Screening of "The Gang" Event
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  • Dec 10, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Host Premiere Screening of "The Gang" Press Release
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  • Dec 10, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Chair Notes Challenges, Need for Action on International Human Rights Day Press Release
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  • Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Marks Five-Year Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s Death Press Release
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  • Nov 6, 2014

    Helsinki Commission Digest: Annual OSCE Human Rights Meeting Dominated by Russia and Ukraine Article
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  • Oct 28, 2014

    Imprisoned in Uzbekistan: Politically Motivated Cases Briefing
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  • 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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  • Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Denounces Russia’s Charges against Memorial Human Rights Group 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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  • Jul 22, 2014

    Live Webcast: Hearing on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jul 22, 2014

    Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region Hearing
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2012

  • May 8, 2012

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Political Prisoners in Central Asia Press Release
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  • Feb 24, 2012

    Chairman Smith Welcomes Release of Kazakhstani Human Rights Activist Yevgeniy Zhovtis Press Release
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2011

  • 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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  • May 24, 2011

    40th Anniversary of the Forced Closure of the Theological School of Halki Statement
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  • Jan 28, 2011

    The Year in Review: The 2010 Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings Article
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  • Jan 25, 2011

    Northern Cyprus Statement
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2010

  • Dec 8, 2010

    Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Event
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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

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Focuses on U.S. Support for Western Balkan Countries Press Release
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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 18, 2010

    Theological School of Halki Statement
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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

    Roundtable Discussion: Minorities in France Briefing
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Commission Events to Focus on Minority Politics, Minority Pressures Event
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  • Sep 13, 2010

    *** ROOM CHANGE - September 15, 2010 Events *** Press Release
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  • Sep 7, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Speak on Muslim Discrimination 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 20, 2010

    Cyprus Statement
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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 5, 2010

    Senator Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to Norway Press Release
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  • Mar 15, 2010

    State Department Human Rights Reports Statement
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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  • Jan 27, 2010

    The Year in Review: OSCE Human Dimension Activities in 2009 Article
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2009

  • Dec 3, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Troubled by Spreading Swiss Discrimination Press Release
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  • Nov 30, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings: Ban on Minarets in Switzerland Should be Overturned Press Release
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  • Nov 2, 2009

    Calling Upon Turkey to Facilitate the Reopening of the Halki Seminary Statement
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  • Oct 26, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Seek to Improve International Religious Freedom Press Release
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  • Oct 14, 2009

    Promoting Tolerance and Understanding in the OSCE Region: The Role of the Personal Representatives Hearing
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  • Jul 21, 2009

    Cyprus’ Religious Cultural Heritage in Peril Briefing
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  • Jul 20, 2009

    OSCE Participating States Convene Meeting on Religious Freedom Article
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  • Jul 16, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Condemns Murder of Russian Human Rights Activist Natalya Estemirova Press Release
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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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  • May 15, 2009

    Chairman Cardin, Co-Chairman Hastings Express Concerns About Press Freedom, Attacks on Journalists Press Release
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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 26, 2009

    Co-Chairman Hastings Chairs Meeting in Israel on Countering Discrimination in the Mediterranean Region; Meets with Prime Minister Olmert Article
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  • Jan 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Staff Examine Impact of International Efforts in Kosovo on Human Rights Article
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  • Jan 7, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Expresses Concern Over Religion Law in Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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2008

  • Dec 16, 2008

    Statement on USCIRF Report on Religious Freedom in Iraq by Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Hastings and Cardin 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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  • Apr 16, 2008

    Sodertalje, Sweden Accepts 5,000 Iraqi Refugees Statement
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  • Apr 10, 2008

    Hearing on the Iraqi Refugee Crisis Event
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  • Apr 3, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on the Iraqi Refugee Crisis Press Release
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2007

  • Dec 27, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Condemn Former Prime Minister Bhutto’s Assassination Press Release
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  • Dec 12, 2007

    Hastings Outraged by Merciless Attack on Belarus’ Young Front Leader Zmitser Fedaruk Press Release
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2006

  • Dec 19, 2006

    Commission Leadership Concerned by Romanian Religion Law Press Release
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  • Dec 7, 2006

    Religious Community Bulldozed in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Dec 7, 2006

    Southeastern Europe: Moving from Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide to Euro-Atlantic Integration Statement
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  • Jul 14, 2006

    Brownback Praises Passage of Resolution on Religious Freedom in Russia Press Release
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  • Jun 22, 2006

    Belgium’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Jun 15, 2006

    Human Rights, Democracy, and Integration in South Central Europe Hearing
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  • Jun 9, 2006

    Religious Freedom Gains in Romania Threatened by Regressive Draft Law Press Release
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  • Jun 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on South Central Europe Press Release
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  • Apr 26, 2006

    Commissioners Disappointed by Serbian Religion Legislation Press Release
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  • Mar 21, 2006

    Commissioners Concerned About Death Penalty Case in Afghanistan Press Release
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  • Mar 16, 2006

    House Passes Resolution on Religious Freedom in Russia Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Floor Statement in Support of H.Con.Res. 190 Statement
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Statement in Support of H.Con.Res. 190 Statement
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  • Mar 14, 2006

    Statement in Support of H.Con.Res. 190 Statement
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  • Feb 8, 2006

    Human Rights, Civil Society, and Democratic Governance in Russia : Current Situation and Prospects for the Future Hearing
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  • Feb 2, 2006

    Russia: Rights in Retreat Press Release
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  • Jan 12, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Condemns Attack at Moscow Synagogue, Calls on Russian Authorities to Combat Ultra-Nationalism Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 14, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Briefing
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  • Dec 14, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Decry Lack of Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioner Lauds Resolution on Religious Liberties in Russia Press Release
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  • Nov 9, 2005

    Religious Speech Limitations in Sweden Statement
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  • Nov 9, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Call On Egypt to Protect Coptic Christians Press Release
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  • Nov 8, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise State Department Report, Say Religious Freedom "Endangered" Press Release
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  • Nov 7, 2005

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Press Conference on the Plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt Press Release
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  • Aug 19, 2005

    American Agenda Moves Forward at the 14th Annual OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 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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  • Jul 3, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Leadership Secures Passage of Religious Freedom Amendments at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Press Release
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  • Jun 21, 2005

    Progress and Challenges: The OSCE Tackles Anti-Semitism and Intolerance Article
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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 19, 2005

    Unrest in Uzbekistan: Crisis and Prospects Briefing
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  • May 18, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Crisis in Uzbekistan Press Release
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  • May 4, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Members Alarmed by Threats to "Cowshed" Church in Belarus Press Release
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  • Apr 29, 2005

    Report on Slovakia's Religion Law Article
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  • Apr 27, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Report Describes Barriers to Recognition for Religious Groups in Slovakia Press Release
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  • Apr 12, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Turkey Briefing
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  • Apr 11, 2005

    UPDATED: Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Unregistered Religious Groups in Russia Press Release
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  • Apr 11, 2005

    Ankara's Efforts to Undermine the Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey Article
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  • Mar 16, 2005

    The Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey: A Victim of Systematic Expropriation Briefing
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  • Mar 10, 2005

    Turkey's Efforts to Undermine Greek Orthodox Church Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Jan 5, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Southeastern Europe Article
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2004

  • Nov 20, 2004

    Democratization in Central Asia Statement
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  • Nov 2, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Alarmed at French Students' Expulsion over Religious Attire Press Release
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  • Oct 5, 2004

    OSCE Conference Focuses on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination Article
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  • Sep 24, 2004

    Greater Regulation of Religion in Kazakhstan? Statement
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  • Sep 15, 2004

    Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests Through the OSCE Hearing
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  • Aug 12, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Examines Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Article
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  • Aug 11, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Frustrated with Azeri Supreme Court’s Ruling on Juma Mosque Eviction Press Release
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  • Jul 27, 2004

    Bulgarian Police Seizures of Church Properties in Conflict with Religious Freedom Commitments Press Release
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  • Jul 21, 2004

    Briefing: Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Briefing
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  • Jul 16, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Reviews Religious Freedom in the Caucasus Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2004

    Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record Spurs State Department De-Certification Article
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  • Jul 2, 2004

    Commission Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Putin’s Russia Article
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  • Jul 2, 2004

    Chairman Smith Outraged over Azerbaijan’s Seizure of Juma Mosque Press Release
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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

    Hearing: Uzbekistan: Stifled Democracy, Human Rights in Decline Hearing
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  • Jun 18, 2004

    Democracy and Human Rights in Uzbekistan Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2004

    Letter to President Niyazov Article
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  • Jun 1, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Urge President Bush to Raise Russian Rights Concerns Press Release
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  • May 11, 2004

    Briefing: Religious Freedom in Turkmenistan Briefing
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  • May 7, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Reviews Religious Freedom in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Apr 20, 2004

    Helsinki Commissioners Active at Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting Article
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  • Apr 2, 2004

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned in Moscow Press Release
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  • Mar 24, 2004

    Commission Leaders Welcome Arrest of Caustic Georgian Cleric Press Release
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  • Mar 4, 2004

    Independent Mosque in Azerbaijan Ordered Closed Under Dubious Circumstances Press Release
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  • Mar 2, 2004

    Helsinki Commissioners Eager to Work with Georgian President to Uphold Rights Press Release
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 23, 2004

    Commission Leaders Urge Release of Imprisoned 62 Year-Old Uzbekistan Woman Press Release
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Belarusian Authorities Continue to Stifle Democracy Statement
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  • Feb 5, 2004

    Chairman Alarmed by Azerbaijani Government Actions Press Release
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2003

  • Dec 22, 2003

    Romania: Moving Toward NATO and the EU Article
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  • Dec 19, 2003

    Parliamentary Assembly Convenes on Religious Freedom, Mediterranean Issues Article
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  • Dec 19, 2003

    Letter to The Honorable Colin L. Powell Dated 12/19/03 Article
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  • Dec 19, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Welcomes State Department Critique of Repression of Religious Groups in Turkmenistan Press Release
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  • Dec 12, 2003

    OSCE Commitments: Provisions on Religious Freedom (Turkish translation) Article
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  • Dec 12, 2003

    OSCE Commitments: Provisions on Religious Freedom 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

    Commission Hearing Looked Ahead to Maastricht Ministerial Article
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  • Dec 2, 2003

    Turkmenistan Enacts Highly Repressive Law Against Religion Press Release
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  • Nov 25, 2003

    Further Assault Against Activists in Belarus Article
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  • Nov 22, 2003

    The Nightmare in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Oct 31, 2003

    80th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic Statement
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  • Oct 21, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members: Turkmenistan Has Place on Powell's List of Religious Freedom Violators Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2003

    Keynote Address of Congressman Christopher H. Smith Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2003

    Bosnia and Herzegovina Considering Faulty Law on Religion 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 30, 2003

    Report: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Draft Religion Law: Draft Text Fails to Meet OSCE Commitments on Religious Freedom Article
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    U.S. Policy Under Review by Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Aug 27, 2003

    U.S. Delegation Active in OSCE PA Rotterdam Annual Session Article
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  • Aug 15, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Report: New Religion Law Conflicts with Bulgaria's Human Rights Commitments Press Release
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  • Aug 15, 2003

    Report: Bulgarian Law on Religions: Problematic Law Out of Step with OSCE Commitments Article
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  • Jul 25, 2003

    Continuous Religious Freedom Concerns in Armenia Statement
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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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  • Jul 1, 2003

    US SHDM Statement on Religious Freedom Article
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  • Jun 24, 2003

    Repression Spreading in Belarus Statement
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  • May 23, 2003

    Full Text of Helsinki Commission Letter to President Bush Press Release
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  • May 23, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Members Seek Broad Human Rights Dialogue for Bush Meetings with European Leaders Press Release
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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 8, 2003

    Violence Again Overrules Order in Georgian Court; Helsinki Commission Members React Press Release
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  • May 7, 2003

    Taking Stock in Romania Statement
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  • Apr 30, 2003

    10 Years of Remembrance: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement
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  • Apr 9, 2003

    President Shevardnadze’s Statement Welcomed, but Action also Needed 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 12, 2003

    Disturbing Developments in the Republic of Georgia Statement
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  • Feb 28, 2003

    Report: Special Meeting on Anti-Semitism Article
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  • Feb 19, 2003

    Condemning Anti-Semitism Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Introduction of Resolution on Anti-Semitism and Related Violence Statement
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  • Feb 13, 2003

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act 2003 Statement
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  • Jan 15, 2003

    Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Republic of Georgia Article
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2002

  • Dec 31, 2002

    Democracy and Human Rights Trends in Eurasia and East Europe: A Decade of Membership in the Organization (Report Only) Article
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  • Dec 18, 2002

    Parliamentary Forum Launches Process to Confront Anti-Semitism Article
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  • Dec 13, 2002

    Commission Staff Meet with Georgian Officials while Religious Persecution Persists Article
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  • Nov 19, 2002

    Commission Holds Briefing on “Ethnic and Religious Intolerance in Today’s Russia” 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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  • Nov 7, 2002

    Text of Helsinki Commission Letter to President Putin Press Release
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  • Nov 7, 2002

    Putin Urged to Correct Pattern of Religious Discrimination Press Release
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  • Oct 18, 2002

    Shevardnadze Urged to Act on Violence Against Congregations Press Release
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  • Oct 15, 2002

    Briefing: Intolerance in Contemporary Russia Briefing
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 8, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Preview Reports on Anti-Semitism, Nationalism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Today’s Russia Press Release
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  • Oct 8, 2002

    Human Rights and Security Issues in the Republic of Georgia Statement
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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 24, 2002

    Hearing: The Republic of Georgia: Democracy, Human Rights and Security Hearing
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  • Sep 20, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief 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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  • Aug 6, 2002

    Berlin Forum Highlights Disturbing Rise in Anti-Semitism Article
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  • Aug 6, 2002

    Commission Hearing Surveys State of Ethnic Relations in Kosovo Article
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  • Aug 5, 2002

    “Shock”in United States Congress as Belarus Authorities Bulldoze New Church Press Release
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  • Jul 9, 2002

    Concerning Rise in Anti-Semitism in Europe Statement
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    New Lows for Religious Freedom in Uzbekistan Statement
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  • Jun 27, 2002

    Introduction of Belarus Democracy Act Statement
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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 22, 2002

    Hearing: Escalating Anti-Semitic Violence in Europe Hearing
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  • May 17, 2002

    Rise of Anti-Semitic Violence Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • May 15, 2002

    15 Members of Congress Urge Shevardnadze to Quell Violence Against Religious Groups Press Release
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  • May 15, 2002

    Full Text of Letter to Georgia's President Eduard Shevardnadze Press Release
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  • May 3, 2002

    Georgian Government Complicity in Mob Violence Against Minority Religious Groups Article
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  • Apr 26, 2002

    Unpunished Religious Persecution in the Republic of Georgia Statement
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  • Apr 25, 2002

    Pattern of Harassment Emerging by Russian Government Toward Catholics Press Release
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  • Apr 23, 2002

    Central Asia Focus of Commission Briefings Article
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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 20, 2002

    Re-Registration Campaign Denying Religious Freedom in Azerbaijan 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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  • Mar 6, 2002

    U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Feb 25, 2002

    Court Decision on Moscow Salvation Army Welcomed Press Release
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  • Feb 6, 2002

    Alarming Developments for Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Jan 24, 2002

    Belarus - Opportunities Squandered Statement
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  • Jan 11, 2002

    Jailed Pastor Released in Turkmenistan, But Systematic Abuses Persist Press Release
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Commissioners Raise Religious Freedom Concerns with Turkmenistan Ambassador to the United States Press Release
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  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 18, 2001

    Do Registration Requirements Thwart Religious Freedom? Statement
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  • Dec 17, 2001

    Moscow Rulings Hit Religious Groups Press Release
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Hearing: Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Hearing
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  • Dec 10, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Praises Czech President for Veto of Restrictive Religion Law Press Release
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  • Nov 16, 2001

    Roadblock to Religious Liberty: Religious Registration Policies in the OSCE Region Article
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  • Nov 7, 2001

    France's Law Affects Freedom of Worship Statement
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 12, 2001

    Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic Statement
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  • Oct 11, 2001

    Briefing: Religious Registration in the OSCE Region Briefing
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  • Oct 4, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Explores Religious Registration Press Release
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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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  • 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 17, 2001

    Eightieth Anniversary of the Birthday of Dr. Andrei Sakharov Statement
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  • May 17, 2001

    Human Rights Problems in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • May 16, 2001

    Attacks on Places of Worship in the Balkans Statement
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  • Apr 26, 2001

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 Statement
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  • Mar 15, 2001

    Draft Law on Religion Threatens Freedom in Kazakhstan Statement
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  • Feb 8, 2001

    Tribute to Karen S. Lord Statement
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  • Feb 7, 2001

    Smith Decries Turkmen Torture of Baptist Minister Atakov Press Release
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2000

  • Nov 2, 2000

    Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales 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 23, 2000

    Briefing: Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Sep 18, 2000

    Religious Persecution Occurring in Turkmenistan Statement
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  • Sep 12, 2000

    Russia’s Human Rights Record Subject of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Sep 1, 2000

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

    25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 20, 2000

    Freedom of Religion Remains in Peril Press Release
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  • Jul 19, 2000

    Briefing: Religious Liberty: The Legal Framework in Selected OSCE Countries Briefing
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  • Jul 15, 2000

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • Jun 9, 2000

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

    The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Statement
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  • May 23, 2000

    Hearing: The Putin Path: Are Human Rights in Retreat? Hearing
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  • May 5, 2000

    Religious Liberty: The Legal Framework in Selected OSCE Countries, Part 1 Article
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  • Apr 4, 2000

    Hearing: The Deterioration of Freedom of the Media in OSCE Countries Hearing
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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 1, 2000

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Article
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  • Feb 18, 2000

    “Russian Commitment to Freedom of Religion is Tenuous,” says CSCE Chairman Press Release
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  • Feb 17, 2000

    Hearing: The Status of Religious Liberty in Russia Today Hearing
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  • Feb 11, 2000

    Hearing Announced on Religious Liberty in Russia Press Release
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  • Jan 11, 2000

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

  • 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 22, 1999

    Baptist Church Targeted by Azerbaijan Authorities Statement
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  • Sep 8, 1999

    Briefing: Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 15, 1999

    OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report Statement
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  • Jun 18, 1999

    Europe’s Anti-Religious Trends Focus of Commission Hearing; Chairman Calls for Raising Priority in OSCE Press Release
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  • Jun 8, 1999

    Hearing: Religious Freedom in Western Europe: Religious Minorities and Growing Government Intolerance Hearing
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  • Jun 1, 1999

    Legal Status of Religious Groups in the United States: A Brief Overview Article
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  • May 6, 1999

    Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan Hearing
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  • May 3, 1999

    Administration Certification of Russia Regarding Religious Freedom Statement
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  • Apr 19, 1999

    Hearing Announced: “Belarus—Back in the USSR?” Press Release
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  • Mar 13, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Hearing on The State of Democratization and Human Rights in Turkmenistan Announced Press Release
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  • Feb 1, 1999

    Legal Status of Religious Groups in the US (1999) Article
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  • Feb 1, 1999

    Legal Status of Religious Groups in the US (Russian) Article
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  • Jan 15, 1999

    Hearing: Whither Human Rights in Russia? Hearing
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1998

  • Oct 8, 1998

    Briefing: The Status of Human Rights in Russia Briefing
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  • Jul 30, 1998

    Briefing: Deteriorating Religious Liberty in Europe Briefing
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  • Jul 22, 1998

    Briefing: The Deterioration of European Religious Liberty 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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  • Feb 12, 1998

    Briefing: Status of the Russian Religious Law Briefing
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1997

  • Dec 5, 1997

    Hearing: Status of Religious Liberty for Minority Faiths in Europe and the OSCE Hearing
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  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
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  • Oct 28, 1997

    Briefing: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Briefing
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  • Sep 18, 1997

    Hearing: Religious Intolerance in Europe Today Hearing
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  • Jul 28, 1997

    Briefing: The Meaning of Yeltsin's Veto of Russia's Law on Religion Briefing
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  • Mar 1, 1997

    Report on Government-Opposition Relations in Uzbekistan Article
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  • Jan 14, 1997

    Briefing: Religious Freedom in Russia Briefing
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1996

  • Apr 26, 1996

    Briefing: Turkish Minority in Western Thrace Briefing
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1995

  • Nov 28, 1995

    Briefing: Religious Liberty: The State Church and Minority Faiths Briefing
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  • Sep 27, 1995

    Briefing: Religious Liberty in the OSCE: Present and Future Briefing
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  • Jun 6, 1995

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1994

  • Sep 1, 1994

    Briefing: Status of Media Freedom in Democracies Briefing
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  • Jul 1, 1994

    Briefing: Banned Turkish Parliamentarians Discuss State of Democracy in Turkey Briefing
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  • Jun 3, 1994

    Briefing: Doing Business in Russia and the NIS: Opportunities and Obstacles Briefing
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  • May 16, 1994

    Briefing: Human Rights Law Group Briefing on Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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  • Feb 16, 1994

    Briefing: Repression Against Evangelicals in Former Soviet Union Briefing
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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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  • 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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1991

  • Jul 31, 1991

    Hearing: Geneva Meeting on National Minorities and Moscow Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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  • Feb 6, 1991

    Hearing: The USSR in Crisis: State of the Union Hearing
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1990

  • Jul 18, 1990

    Hearing: Copenhagen Meeting on the Human Dimension Hearing
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  • May 3, 1990

    Hearing: Meeting with Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene of Lithuania (N/A) Hearing
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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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1986

  • Jul 30, 1986

    Hearing: Religious Persecution in the Soviet Union - Part II 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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  • Sep 11, 1985

    Hearing: Religious Persecution in the Soviet Union - Part I: Soviet Jewry Hearing
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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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