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Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests Through the OSCE (September 15, 2004)
Hearing: Uzbekistan: Stifled Democracy, Human Rights in Decline (June 24, 2004)
Briefing: OSCE Police-Related Activities (October 27, 2003)
Briefing: Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean Partner States of the OSCE: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia (October 3, 2003)
Hearing: Chechnya: Current Situation and Prospects for the Future (September 16, 2003)
Briefing: The Critical Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Chechnya (April 24, 2003)
Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE (October 10, 2002)
Hearing: The Republic of Georgia: Democracy, Human Rights and Security (September 24, 2002)
Hearing: Developments in the Chechen Conflict (May 9, 2002)
Briefing: U.S. Policy in Central Asia and Human Rights Concerns (March 7, 2002)
Hearing: Troubling Trends: Human Rights in Russia (June 5, 2001)
Briefing: Torture in the OSCE Region (Focus on Turkey and Chechnya) (June 21, 2000)
Hearing: Elections, Democratization, and Human Rights in Azerbaijan (May 25, 2000)
Hearing: The State of Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan (March 21, 2000)
Briefing: Chechen Parliamentarians (February 2, 2000)
Hearing: Chechen Crisis and Its Implications for Russian Democracy (November 3, 1999)
Hearing: The State of Human Rights and Democracy in Kazakstan (May 6, 1999)
Hearing: Atrocities and the Humanitarian Crisis in Kosovo (April 6, 1999)
Hearing: The Road to the OSCE Istanbul Summit
and Human Rights in the Republic of Turkey
(March 18, 1999)
Hearing: Repression and Violence in Kosovo and Hearing on Kosovo: The Humanitarian Perspective (March 18, 1998)
Briefing: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (October 28, 1997)
Briefing: The Continued Use of Torture in Turkey (April 8, 1997)
Hearing: The Chechen Conflict and Russian Democratic Development (March 1, 1996)
Hearing: Turkey-U.S. Relations: Potential and Perils (September 19, 1995)
Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey (June 6, 1995)
Hearing: Genocide in Bosnia (April 4, 1995)
Briefing: Banned Turkish Parliamentarians Discuss State of Democracy in Turkey (July 1, 1994)
Briefing: Situation of Kurds in Iran, Iraq and Turkey (May 17, 1993)
Briefing: Human Rights In Turkey: Part 2 (April 5, 1993)
Briefing: Human Rights in Turkey (April 5, 1993)
Hearing: Geneva Meeting on National Minorities and Moscow Meeting on the Human Dimension (July 31, 1991)
Hearing: Copenhagen Meeting on the Human Dimension (July 18, 1990)
Letter to The Honorable Colin L. Powell Dated 12/19/03 (December 2003)
Report: Human Rights and Inhuman Treatment (April 2000)
Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference (September 2000)
Report on Political Reform and Human Rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakstan (March 1998)
Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions (December 1997)
Helsinki Commission Hearing: Advancing U.S. Interests through the OSCE (September 9, 2004)
Helsinki Commission Leaders React to
Terrorist Massacre in Russia
(September 8, 2004)
Democracy and Human Rights in Uzbekistan
Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing
(June 18, 2004)
Commission Leaders Urge Release of
Imprisoned 62 Year-Old Uzbekistan Woman
(February 23, 2004)
Azerbaijan's Flawed Presidential Election
Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing
(November 10, 2003)
Helsinki Commission Briefing Features
Democracy and Human Rights in the Mediterranean
(October 1, 2003)
Situation in Chechnya
Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing
(September 12, 2003)
CANCELLED: Hearing: Missing Persons in Southeast Europe, Part 2 (September 11, 2003)
Helsinki Commission Chairmen Observe
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
(June 26, 2003)
Death by Torture in Uzbekistan Continues (June 5, 2003)
Helsinki Commission Leaders Call for
“Accurate Assessment” of Chechnya Situation
(February 13, 2003)
Turkey’s Post-Election Future
Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing
(November 8, 2002)
Co-Chairman Smith Suspicious of
Charge Against Journalist in Kazakhstan
(October 29, 2002)
Helsinki Commission Releases U.S. Statement on
the Prevention of Torture at
OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
(September 20, 2002)
Commission Leaders Introduce
Anti-Torture Resolutions
(June 25, 2002)
Russian-Chechen War Focus of Hearing
(May 6, 2002)
Escalating Violence and
Rights Violations in Central Asia
Subject of Helsinki Commission Briefing
(March 22, 2002)
Karimov Receives Helsinki Commission Letter on Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Violations (March 13, 2002)
Jailed Pastor Released in Turkmenistan,
But Systematic Abuses Persist
(January 11, 2002)
Commission Members Contribute to
Successful Parliamentary Assembly Session
(July 17, 2001)
Smith Hails Success at Parliamentary Assembly (July 12, 2001)
Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Denounces
Death of Uzbek Held in Police Custody
(July 11, 2001)
Helsinki Commissioner Announces
Anti-Torture Resolution on
“International Day in Support of
Victims of Torture”
(June 25, 2001)
Smith Decries Turkmen Torture
of Baptist Minister Atakov
(February 7, 2001)
Helsinki Commission Chairman
Decries Torture of Uzbek Writer
(June 29, 2000)
Helsinki Commission Panel Reports on
Torture in Chechnya and Turkey
(June 21, 2000)
Helsinki Commission Efforts
Reflected in Istanbul Charter
(November 19, 1999)
“Stop the torture in Turkey—or move this year’s Summit,” says Commission Chairman (March 18, 1999)
Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman
Calls Upon Russian Officials to Prevent
Murder in St. Petersburg
(February 19, 1999)
The Nightmare in Turkmenistan (November 22, 2003)
80th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic (October 31, 2003)
Combating Torture and Assisting Victims of Torture (June 26, 2003)
International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (June 25, 2003)
Torture Deaths in Uzbekistan Reveal Lack of Progress (June 24, 2003)
The Continuing Plight of Roma in Greece (May 19, 2003)
The Referendum in Chechnya (March 27, 2003)
Belarus Democracy Act 2003 (March 25, 2003)
Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Historic Rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust (March 14, 2003)
Prospects for Change in Turkey (November 18, 2002)
Russian Democracy Act of 2002 (October 7, 2002)
International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (June 26, 2002)
Senate Concurrent Resolution 124--Condemning the use of Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhumane, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in the United States and Other Countries, and Expressing Support for Victims of Those Practices (June 26, 2002)
Human Rights in Central Asia (December 20, 2001)
Torture and Police Abuse in the OSCE Region (August 3, 2001)
Serbia-Otpor Organization (March 8, 2001)
Turkey and Possible Military Equipment Sales (November 2, 2000)
OSCE PA Delegation Trip Report (July 15, 2000)
The Ordeal of Andrei Babitsky (March 14, 2000)
Torture in Turkey (November 5, 1999)
Uzbekistan's Litany of Violations (July 22, 1999)
Children's Day in Turkey (April 21, 1999)
Helsinki Commissioners Active at Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting (April 20, 2004)
Central Asia Focus of Commission Briefings (April 23, 2002)
Helsinki Commissioners Play Key Role in United States
Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
(August 24, 2001)
U.S. Delegation Active in
OSCE PA Rotterdam Annual Session
(August 27, 2003)
U.S. Delegation Makes Major Contributions to
OSCE PA Annual Session in Edinburgh
(August 6, 2004)
Helsinki Commission Members Engage Government Leaders
at Annual Human Rights Review
(December 10, 2003)
Commission Hearing Looked Ahead
to Maastricht Ministerial
(December 3, 2003)
Activists Brief Commission on the War in Chechnya,
Civil Society and Military Reform in Russia
(July 1, 2004)
Uzbekistan’s Human Rights Record Spurs State Department De-Certification (July 16, 2004)
Commission Hearing Surveys Human Rights in Putin’s Russia (July 2, 2004)
Human Rights in Chechnya
Focus of Helsinki Commission Briefing
(June 2, 2003)
Hearing Focuses on Russian-Chechen War (May 16, 2002)
Deplorable Human Rights Conditions Recalled at
Helsinki Commission Hearing on Chechnya
(November 21, 2003)
Democracy and Human Rights in Mediterranean
Focus of Commission Briefing
(October 28, 2003)
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