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).

Latvia


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 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 8, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Belarus Press Release
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  • Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Welcomes Recognition of Romani Victims of Nazi Genocide; Urges Other European Nations to Act Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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2010

  • Dec 7, 2010

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Receives NCSJ Torch of Liberty Award 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 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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  • Sep 22, 2010

    Senate Committee Passes Cardin, Boxer, Brownback Bill Addressing Child Trafficking 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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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 2010

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

    Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference – News Conference Press Release
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  • May 25, 2010

    Holocaust Era Assets – After the Prague Conference Hearing
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  • May 25, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Event
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  • May 18, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • May 4, 2010

    Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Event
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict 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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2009

  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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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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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE 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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2008

  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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2007

  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
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2006

  • 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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  • 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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2004

  • Nov 9, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Staff Observe Farcical Belarus Elections 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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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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2003

  • Sep 4, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Property Restitution and Compensation in Post-Communist Europe Press Release
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2002

  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Jul 16, 2002

    Hearing: Property Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for American Claimants Hearing
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  • Jul 10, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines State of Property Restitution for American Claimants Press Release
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  • Jul 9, 2002

    Concerning Rise in Anti-Semitism in Europe Statement
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2001

  • Dec 20, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Welcome Closure of Estonia and Latvia OSCE Missions 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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  • May 10, 2001

    Congratulating Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the Tenth Anniversary of their Independence Statement
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  • Apr 26, 2001

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 Statement
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2000

  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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1999

  • Mar 25, 1999

    Hearing: The Long Road Home -- Struggling for Property Rights in Post-Communist Europe Hearing
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1997

  • Jun 1, 1997

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

  • Feb 17, 1995

    Briefing: US Assistance to Eastern Europe and the NIS Briefing
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1993

  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Latvia Article
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  • Jun 1, 1993

    Report on Latvia's June 5-6 Parliamentary Elections: Riga, Jelgava, Jurmala, Staicele, Ainazi, Aloja, Mazsalaca, Valmiera and Placis (N/A) Article
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1992

  • Aug 10, 1992

    Hearing: Ethnic Russians in the Baltic States Hearing
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  • Aug 1, 1992

    Report: Presidential Elections and Independence Referendums in the Baltic States, the Soviet Union adn Successor States: A compendium of Reports 1991 - 1992 Article
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  • Jan 9, 1992

    Hearing: The New Commonwealth of Independent States: Problems, Perspectives, and U.S. Policy Implications Hearing
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1991

  • May 7, 1991

    Hearing: Baltic Leadership on the Status of Independence Movements Hearing
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  • Feb 19, 1991

    Congressional Visit to Stockholm, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Moscow Article
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  • Feb 18, 1991

    Report: Helsinki Commission on the U.S. Congressional Delegation Visit to Stockholm, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Moscow Article
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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

  • Dec 1, 1990

    Report: Compendium on Parliamentary Elections in the Baltic States and Soviet Republics Article
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  • Dec 1, 1990

    Elections in the Baltic States and Soviet Republics Article
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1989

  • Oct 19, 1989

    Hearing: The Baltic Question Hearing
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1985

  • Jul 25, 1985

    Baltic Tribunal Against the Soviet Union Article
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