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).

Military Aspects of Security


2014

  • Jul 18, 2014

    U.S. Helsinki Commission calls for investigation, accountability for terrorist act in Ukraine separatist region Press Release
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2012

  • Feb 28, 2012

    Live Webcast and Witness added: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold Hearing on Missing Persons with Queen Noor Press Release
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  • Jan 23, 2012

    Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin (Co-Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jan 19, 2012

    The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Hearing
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  • Jan 18, 2012

    The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Event
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  • Jan 17, 2012

    REVISED: Live Webcast: U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Press Release
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  • Jan 13, 2012

    **REVISED: NEW DATE AND TIME: U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit Press Release
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2011

  • Dec 7, 2011

    Conflicts in the Caucasus: Prospects for Resolution Hearing
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  • Dec 7, 2011

    Briefing on the Caucasus Event
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  • Nov 30, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold a Briefing on Conflicts in the Caucasus 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

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
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  • Aug 12, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Lead Group Calling for Pentagon, State Plan to Protect Iraqi Allies Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2010

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

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

    OSCE Parlimentary Assembly Session in Oslo Statement
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  • Jul 15, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold a Hearing on Iraqi Refugees and Iraqi Allies Press Release
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  • Jul 8, 2010

    Cardin Promotes Nuclear Security in Europe and Eurasia 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 10, 2010

    Statement of Helsinki Commissioners on Balkans War Crimes Convictions Press Release
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  • Apr 21, 2010

    2009 OSCE Mediterranean Conference in Cairo is a Success: Highlights Importance of Revisiting Annual Conference Administration Article
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  • Apr 16, 2010

    Cardin, Hastings Welcome Departure of Bakiev from Kyrgyzstan Press Release
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  • Apr 8, 2010

    Cardin Statement on Signing of New START Treaty Press Release
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  • Mar 16, 2010

    Commission Supports Continued Reform in Ukraine Press Release
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  • Feb 18, 2010

    Richardson Puts Port Security on International Parliamentary Agenda Press Release
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  • Feb 16, 2010

    Cardin, U.S. Delegation Discuss Counter-Terrorism with Top Spanish Officials Press Release
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  • Feb 15, 2010

    Cardin, U.S. Delegation Boost U.S.-Morocco Relationship Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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2009

  • Oct 23, 2009

    Cardin Statement on Future of NATO in the Balkans Press Release
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  • Sep 29, 2009

    Helsinki Commission Urges Greater Reengagement in Balkans Press Release
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  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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  • Aug 18, 2009

    Commission Plays Leading Role at Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania Article
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  • Jul 29, 2009

    Cardin Calls for Human Rights to be Included in U.S.-China Dialogue Press Release
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  • Jun 28, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Urge Compromises in Bosnia Press Release
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  • Jun 10, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Host Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Press Release
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  • May 19, 2009

    Co-Chairman Hastings Participates in Pentagon Strategic Policy Forum Press Release
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2008

  • Nov 12, 2008

    Georgia Debate and Mediterranean Forum Highlight OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Fall Meetings in Toronto Article
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  • Sep 26, 2008

    Hastings Calls for Non-Recognition of International Territorial Changes Brought by Force Press Release
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  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Feb 18, 2008

    U.S. Congressional Delegation to Hold Press Roundtable at OSCE PA Winter Meeting in Vienna Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2008

    The Madrid Ministerial Council Article
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2007

  • Dec 19, 2007

    Hastings Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Algeria Press Release
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  • Dec 7, 2007

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Continues to Play a Constructive Role Article
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  • Nov 27, 2007

    Rep. Hastings to Hold Roundtable with Journalists at OSCE Ministerial Council in Madrid Press Release
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  • Nov 5, 2007

    OSCE Chairman Addresses Helsinki Commission in Advance of Madrid Ministerial Article
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  • Oct 31, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing Examining Security in the 21st Century Press Release
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  • Jul 20, 2007

    Guantánamo Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Article
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  • Jul 16, 2007

    Hastings and Cardin Troubled Over Russia’s Decision to Suspend CFE Treaty Press Release
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Guantanamo: Implications for U.S. Human Rights Leadership Hearing
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. John Bellinger, III (Legal Adviser) - Department of State Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. Tom Malinowsky (Advocacy Director) - Human Rights Watch Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Mr. Gabor Rona (International Legal Director) - Human Rights First Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights () - Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin (Co-Chairman) - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Testimony
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  • Jun 21, 2007

    Hon. Steny H. Hoyer (House Majority Leader) - U.S. House of Representatives Testimony
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  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jun 19, 2007

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Implications of Guantanamo for U.S. Human Rights Leadership Press Release
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2005

  • Dec 14, 2005

    Remarks by Christopher H. Smith on Recommending Integration of Croatia into NATO Statement
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  • Nov 15, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Laud Bosnian War Crimes Tribunals, Call for Continued Cooperation from Balkan States Press Release
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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 11, 2005

    Helsinki Commissioners Call for Remembrance of Srebrenica Massacre Press Release
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  • Jun 23, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Latest Developments in Uzbekistan Crisis Press Release
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  • Jun 3, 2005

    Helsinki Commission to Probe Trans-Atlantic Response to Iran Crisis Press Release
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  • May 31, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Chair Lauds Russia's Commitment to Withdraw Troops from Georgia Press Release
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  • May 19, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Probes Uzbek Crisis Press Release
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  • May 19, 2005

    Unrest in Uzbekistan: Crisis and Prospects Briefing
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  • Apr 26, 2005

    90th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Statement
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  • Mar 15, 2005

    Russian Support for the Syrian Regime Statement
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  • Mar 7, 2005

    Russian and Syrian Threats to Middle East Democracy Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Jan 25, 2005

    Nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be Secretary of State Statement
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  • Jan 12, 2005

    Democratic Change in Ukraine Provides a Backdrop of Success at the 12th OSCE Ministerial Article
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2004

  • Sep 21, 2004

    Joint Issue Forum with the House Committee on Armed Services: Enforcing U.S. Policies Against Trafficking in Persons: How is the U.S. Military Doing? Briefing
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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, House Armed Services Committee Review Defense Department Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Sep 9, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests through the OSCE Press Release
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  • Sep 8, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Leaders React to Terrorist Massacre in Russia Press Release
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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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  • Mar 30, 2004

    Chairman Smith: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2004

    Mr. Cardin: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
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  • Mar 23, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights OSCE’s Military Dimension of Security Article
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 11, 2004

    Briefing: OSCE's Contribution to European Security Briefing
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  • Feb 10, 2004

    Moscow Should Engage the OSCE in Resolving the Chechen Problem Press Release
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  • Feb 4, 2004

    Briefing Reviews OSCE Work on Combating Terrorism, Controlling Arms Transfers & Encouraging Military Transparency in Europe Press Release
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  • Jan 16, 2004

    Strong Substance, Potent Politics Mark Historic Maastricht OSCE Ministerial Council Article
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2003

  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Reviews OSCE Dutch Leadership Article
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  • Oct 27, 2003

    Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities Briefing
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  • Sep 3, 2003

    Hearing: The Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Aug 28, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Dutch Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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  • Aug 6, 2003

    OSCE Holds First Annual Security Review Conference Article
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  • Jul 7, 2003

    From the Bad to the Worst ... Helsinki Commission Hearing Sets Sites on Arms Sales to Rogue Regimes Article
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  • Jun 5, 2003

    Hearing: Arming Rogue Regimes: The Role of OSCE Participating States Hearing
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  • Jun 2, 2003

    Human Rights in Chechnya Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Article
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  • May 30, 2003

    Arming Rogue Regimes & Terrorists Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Apr 24, 2003

    Briefing: The Critical Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Chechnya Briefing
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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

    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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2002

  • Nov 8, 2002

    Turkey’s Post-Election Future Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing Press Release
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  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 24, 2002

    Hearing: The Republic of Georgia: Democracy, Human Rights and Security Hearing
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  • Sep 19, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Democracy, Human Rights & Security in Georgia Press Release
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  • May 16, 2002

    Hearing Focuses on Russian-Chechen War Article
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  • May 6, 2002

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

    International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Mar 26, 2002

    Briefing: If the Cyprus Talks Fail Briefing
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  • Mar 7, 2002

    Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns Briefing
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  • Feb 12, 2002

    Anti-Terrorism Conference Held in Bishkek Article
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Human Rights in Central Asia Statement
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  • Dec 13, 2001

    Ambassador Stephan H. Minikes Statement
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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Hearing: Human Rights and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan Hearing
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  • Dec 5, 2001

    Briefing: The Status of Cyprus Briefing
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  • Oct 31, 2001

    Hearing: Romania's Chairmanship of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Oct 3, 2001

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Hearing
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  • Sep 25, 2001

    Hearing: Moldova: Are the Russian Troops Really Leaving? Hearing
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  • Sep 19, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing to Examine Situation in Moldova Press Release
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  • Aug 22, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines International Civilian Policing Efforts, Training and Monitoring of Local Police Forces Press Release
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  • Mar 26, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines Recent Developments in and around Kosovo Press Release
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2000

  • Nov 2, 2000

    Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales Statement
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  • Oct 30, 2000

    Russian Arms Sales to Iran Statement
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  • Oct 10, 2000

    Calling for Immediate Release of Mr. Edmond Pope from Prison in Russian Federation Statement
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  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jun 13, 2000

    President Putin's Visit to Moldova Statement
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  • Jan 28, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Briefing with Chechen Parliamentarians Announced Press Release
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1999

  • Apr 6, 1999

    “What should NATO do now?” asks Helsinki Chairman Press Release
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  • Jan 21, 1999

    Helsinki Commission Leaders: Milosevic Responsible for “Barbaric” Kosovo Massacre Press Release
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  • Jan 15, 1999

    “Human Rights in Russia are headed down the wrong road” Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Chris Smith says Press Release
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1998

  • Dec 2, 1998

    Briefing: The Ombudsman and the OSCE: An American Perspective Briefing
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1997

  • Aug 1, 1997

    Report on the OSCE After the Lisbon Summit Article
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  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
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1995

  • Sep 19, 1995

    Hearing: Turkey-U.S. Relations: Potential and Perils Hearing
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1994

  • Feb 1, 1994

    Report: Summary of the CSCE Seminar on Early Warning Article
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1993

  • May 17, 1993

    Briefing: Situation of Kurds in Iran, Iraq and Turkey Briefing
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  • Apr 5, 1993

    Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey Briefing
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1981

  • Jul 22, 1981

    Hearing: Soviet Violation of Helsinki Finat Act: Invasion of Afghanistan Hearing
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