Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe ( CSCE )


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About Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent U.S. Government agency created by Congress in 1976 to monitor and encourage compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) commitments. It was established in 1976 pursuant to Public Law No. 94-304.

The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. House of Representatives, nine members from the United States Senate, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce. The positions of Chairman and Co-Chairman are shared by the House and Senate and rotate every two years, when a new Congress convenes. A professional staff assists the Commissioners in their work.

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12/11/2018 - 18:20 Helsinki Commission Briefing to Explore Best Practices for Keeping Families Safely Together
11/26/2018 - 20:27 Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Computational Propaganda
11/20/2018 - 20:04 Interview with Georgia Holmer, Senior Adviser for Anti-Terrorism Issues...
10/23/2018 - 16:30 Faith in the Public Square to Be Discussed at Helsinki Commission Briefing
10/16/2018 - 15:37 Helsinki Commission Welcomes Confirmation of New Human Trafficking...
07/17/2018 - 23:55 Helsinki Commission Hearing to Explore Impact of Doping in International Sport
07/11/2018 - 00:18 Good Governance and the Rule of Law
06/21/2018 - 05:01 briefing Roundtable on Illicit Trade Thursday, June 21, 2018 Illicit tradethe transnational smuggling of illegal goodshas grown dramatically in the era of globalization thanks to modern technology, free trade zones, and the absence of the rule of law in m
06/11/2018 - 20:10 Helsinki Commissioners Jackson Lee and Burgess Introduce Rodchenkov...
03/23/2018 - 13:38 Helsinki Commissioners Meet With Russian Doping Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov
11/07/2017 - 20:13 Helsinki Commission to Highlight Intercountry Adoptions at Upcoming Briefing
10/23/2017 - 16:48 The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
12/20/2016 - 11:17 Smith Leads Mission to Genocide Survivors in Iraq
12/09/2016 - 17:22 Helsinki Commission Leaders Mark International Human Rights Day
11/02/2016 - 16:31 Human Rights, Military Security in Crimea under the Microscope at Upcoming Helsinki Commission Briefing
09/22/2016 - 14:08 Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Back Convicted Criminals Abroad Passes Subcommittee
09/19/2016 - 15:49 Atrocities in Iraq, Syria Focus of Upcoming Helsinki Commission Hearing
09/19/2016 - 11:18 Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Challenges to Moldovan Security, Including Russian Destabilization Efforts