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12 Oct 2016 description

WITNESSES UNANIMOUSLY CHAMPION SMITH LEGISLATION PROVIDING RELIEF TO VICTIMS, ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PERPETRATORS

08 Dec 2010 description

WASHINGON -- At a hearing today of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), Co-Chairmen Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) called for clarity in a coordinated United States and European Union policy toward the countries of the Western Balkans.

27 Jul 2010 description

WITNESSES:

ROBERT O. BLAKE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

ARSLAN ANARBAEV, CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, EMBASSY OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

MARTHA OLCOTT, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE

BAKYT BESHIMOV, VISITING SCHOLAR, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

THE HEARING WAS HELD FROM 2:30 TO 3:39 P.M. IN ROOM 210 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE

BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C., [REP. ALCEE L. HASTINGS (D-FL), MODERATING]

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

REP. ALCEE L. HASTINGS (D-FL): Mr.

29 Jun 2010 description

Welcomes Peaceful Referendum

WASHINGTON-Leaders of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) today welcomed the peaceful conduct of Kyrgyzstan's June 27 constitutional referendum and called for increased international assistance to the country to stabilize the situation.

"High voter turnout clearly shows that the citizens of Kyrgyzstan are determined to use their democratic voice, despite the recent violence in the southern part of the country," Commission Chairman U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) said.

09 Dec 2009 description

Event combines live dance, discussion with UNHCR to raise awareness

WASHINGTON - The United States and the international community must provide more humanitarian assistance to the millions of Iraqi refugees still unable to return home more than six years after the invasion of Iraq, leaders of the U.S. Helsinki Commission said Tuesday.

After an event aimed at raising awareness of the world's largest refugee crisis since 1948, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S.

12 Aug 2009 description

234 Ford House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-6460
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman

16 Jun 2009 description


BRIEFING
COMMISSION ON SECURITY & COOPERATION IN EUROPE: U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION

SPEAKERS:

SVETLANA GANNUSHKINA, CHAIR, CIVIC ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES
ALEXEI MALASHENKO, SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT, MOSCOW
ELENA MILASHINA, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, NOVAYA GAZETA

THE HEARING WAS HELD FROM 10:11 A.M. TO 12:05 P.M. IN ROOM 1539 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C., [KYLE PARKER, POLICY ADVISOR FOR EURASIA, CSCE], MODERATING

02 Apr 2009 description


Unofficial transcript

Hearing

THE HELSINKI COMMISSION

THE WESTERN BALKANS: CHALLENGES FOR U.S. AND EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT

REPRESENTATIVE ALCEE L. HASTINGS (D-FL), CO-CHAIRMAN, HELSINKI COMMISSION

REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH (R-NJ), RANKING MINORITY MEMBER, HELSINKI COMMISSION

REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT B. ADERHOLT (R-AL), COMMISSIONER, HELSINKI COMMISSION

SPEAKERS:

LORD PADDY ASHDOWN, FORMER HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

IVO BANAC, BRADFORD DURFEE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, YALE UNIVERSITY

26 Mar 2009 description


Unofficial transcript

THE HELSINKI COMMISSION

"HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFGHANISTAN"

WELCOME:

JANICE HELWIG, POLICY ADVISOR, COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

REPRESENTATIVE ALCEE HASTINGS (D-FL), CO-CHAIRMAN, HELSINKI COMMISSION

SPEAKERS:

SIMA SAMAR, FOUNDER, SHUHADA ORGANIZATION,

CHAIR, INDEPENDENT AFGHANISTAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

SCOTT WORDEN, RULE OF LAW ADVISER, U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE

23 Jan 2008 description

(Washington, DC) - Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Special Representative on Mediterranean Affairs for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman John D. Dingell, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent the following letter yesterday to President Bush.

01 Nov 2007 description

(Washington, DC) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold a hearing entitled, "Bosnia-Herzegovina: Outstanding Issues in Post-Conflict Recovery and Reconciliation," on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. in room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

07 Sep 2007 description

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Special Representative on Mediterranean Affairs for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), along with Helsinki Commissioner Congressman Joseph R.

20 Aug 2007 description

Sends Letter to Secretary Rice Calling on U.S. to Make Serious Commitment in Helping Iraq Refugees and Internally Displaced Populations

(Washington, DC) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S.

16 Sep 2003 description


UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE (HELSINKI COMMISSION) HOLDS HEARING: CURRENT SITUATION AND FUTURE OF CHECHNYA
SEPTEMBER 16, 2003

COMMISSIONERS:

10 Jun 2003 description


COMMISSIONERS:
U.S. SENATOR BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL (R-CO)
CO-CHAIRMAN
U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS)
U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR)
U.S. SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON (R-TX)
U.S. SENATOR SAXBY CHAMBLISS (R-GA)
U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT)
U.S. SENATOR BOB GRAHAM (D-FL)
U.S. SENATOR RUSSELL D. FEINGOLD (D-WI)
U.S. SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON (D-NY)