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).

Slovak Republic


2012

  • Nov 21, 2012

    Helsinki Commission Welcomes Unveiling of Berlin Memorial for Romani Genocide Victims Article
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  • 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

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Leaders Mourn Passing of Vaclav Havel 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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  • Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commissioners Call on Slovakia to Acknowledge and Condemn Past Practice of Targeting Roma for Sterilization 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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  • 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

    Cardin, Hastings, Smith Call for Action on Holocaust-Era Property 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

    Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Event
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  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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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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  • Dec 15, 2009

    Slovakia and Hungary Relations Statement
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  • Nov 23, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Seek Justice for Victims of Sterilization in Czech Republic and Slovakia Press Release
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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 26, 2009

    Cardin, Hastings Seek to Improve International Religious Freedom Press Release
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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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  • Jun 9, 2009

    Helsinki Commissioners Condemn Violence Against Roma Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Rise of Violence Against Roma Press Release
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  • Apr 29, 2009

    Slovak Romani Sterilization Victims Win Damages Press Release
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2008

  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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  • Apr 7, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Urges Respect for Human Rights of Roma Press Release
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  • Mar 11, 2008

    Helsinki Commission Delegation Visits Prague and Bratislava Article
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  • Feb 14, 2008

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Co-Chairmen Hastings and Cardin to Lead Congressional Delegation to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria 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 15, 2007

    Helsinki Commissioners Meet with Vaclav Havel, Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Movement Article
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel Statement by Senator Benjamin Cardin Statement
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
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  • Mar 7, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel Statement by Senator Sam Brownback Statement
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  • Mar 1, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Chairman Alcee Hastings Statement
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  • Feb 27, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Represenative Steny Hoyer Statement
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  • Feb 27, 2007

    In Honor of Vaclav Havel and the 30th Anniversary of Charter 77 Statement by Represenative Chris Smith Statement
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2006

  • Aug 15, 2006

    The Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Briefing
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  • Aug 14, 2006

    Helsinki Commission Report Describes Investigations Into Wrongful Sterilizations in Slovakia and Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Aug 7, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on the Sterilization Investigation in the Czech Republic Press Release
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  • Feb 21, 2006

    European Court Rules in Critical Czech Desegregation Case Article
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  • Feb 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise Courage of Romani Plaintiffs in Czech Desegregation Case, Call for Intensified Integration of Roma in Schools Press Release
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2005

  • Nov 18, 2005

    Coerced Sterilizations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Statement
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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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2004

  • Jul 21, 2004

    Mass Murder of Roma at Auschwitz Sixty Years Ago Statement
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  • Jun 2, 2004

    Roma Still Waiting for Their "Brown v. Board of Education" Statement
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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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2003

  • Nov 26, 2003

    Full Text of Congressional Letter to Prime Minister Dzurinda of Slovakia Press Release
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  • Nov 26, 2003

    Helsinki Commissioners Urge Slovakia to Institute Sterilization Safeguards Press Release
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  • Jul 31, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Recalls Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • May 21, 2003

    Coerced Sterilization Investigated in Slovakia Statement
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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 8, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Releases Report on Coerced Sterilization of Roma Press Release
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  • Apr 4, 2003

    Report: Coerced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia Article
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  • Mar 12, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Smith Meets with Slovak Deputy Foreign Minister Press Release
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2002

  • Oct 7, 2002

    Recommending the Integration of the Republic of Slovakia Into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Statement
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  • Aug 1, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Recall Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • Jun 11, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Praises Slovak Reforms, Urges Passage of Anti-Discrimination Law Press Release
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  • Apr 19, 2002

    Journalist’s Attempted Hand-Shake Leads to Criminal Indictment Press Release
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2001

  • Dec 14, 2001

    Criminal Defamation and “Insult” Laws: A Summary of Free Speech Developments in Slovakia Article
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  • Dec 7, 2001

    Slovak Parliament Narrowly Defeats Repeal of Criminal Defamation Provisions Statement
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  • Aug 3, 2001

    Torture and Police Abuse in the OSCE Region Statement
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  • Aug 3, 2001

    Helsinki Commissioners Remember Romani Holocaust Press Release
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  • May 29, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Denounce Slovak Passport Plan Press Release
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  • Apr 5, 2001

    International Roma Day Revisted Statement
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2000

  • Aug 25, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Decries Murder of Romani Woman Press Release
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  • Apr 7, 2000

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Welcomes OSCE Report on Roma Press Release
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1999

  • Nov 16, 1999

    Expressing United States Policy toward the Slovak Republic Statement
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  • Mar 11, 1999

    Democratic Processes in Slovakia Statement
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1998

  • Oct 1, 1998

    Report on The 1998 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia Article
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1997

  • Sep 29, 1997

    What's Next, Mr. Prime Minister? Democracy Hangs in the Balance in Slovakia on Constitution's Fifth Birthday Statement
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  • Sep 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and Democratization in Slovakia Article
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  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
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  • Apr 22, 1997

    Slovakian Human Rights Issues Statement
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  • Apr 16, 1997

    Dogs Have More Freedom Statement
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1996

  • Aug 2, 1996

    Hungary's Relations with her Neighbors Statement
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  • May 20, 1996

    Violence in Slovakia Statement
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1994

  • Oct 12, 1994

    Briefing: Democratization, Political and Economic Reform in East Central Europe (N/A) Briefing
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1993

  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Slovakia Article
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1990

  • Jun 8, 1990

    Report: Elections in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic Article
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1988

  • Dec 1, 1988

    Report: Reform and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Article
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1982

  • Jun 30, 1982

    Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter '77 [EXCERPTS] Article
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