This new structure would be based on the 1975 Helsinki Accords
, a 10-point non-binding agreement aimed at reducing Cold War tensions between the Soviet bloc and the West.
He will manage a professional staff charged with monitoring compliance with the Helsinki Accords
and advancing comprehensive security through the promotion of human rights and the rule of law as well as economic, environmental, and military cooperation across the 57 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Today, May 12, marks the 40th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group, a human rights organization created to monitor the Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accords
Dealing with other international issues, the statement called for endorsement of the Helsinki Accords
and the principles of the first Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1975.
It was Congress that set up its own Helsinki Commission to monitor Soviet compliance with its pledges made as part of the Helsinki accords
, which recognized postwar Eastern European boundaries in exchange for Soviet acceptance of human rights standards.
Now, 40 years since the Helsinki Accords
established what would become the OSCE, Ukraine has become one of the organization's most important challenges.
The Helsinki Accords
had loosened up satellite transmissions and McNeill went on the streets and in their faces.
The 1975 Helsinki Accords
saw the Soviet- and American-led blocs agree on the status quo in post-World War II Europe while agreeing on fundamental aspects of human rights, freedoms, and cultural, scientific, humanitarian and economic relations.
The Helsinki Accords
signed on August 1 1975 also promoted the feeling that Europe despite the ideological division was one continent and that the fate of all its countries was inter-linked.
Ford courageously defied domestic disapproval, flew to Finland, and signed the Helsinki Accords
, as they came to be known, and in doing so did as much, if not more, to bring about the collapse of communism than Ronald Reagan did years later.
He corrects a misperception common in English-language literature that the Helsinki Accords
of 1976 provided the impetus for the Charter, pointing out that reference to the Accords was almost an afterthought and that the primary motivation lay in local philosophy and circumstances.
It's worth remembering the Helsinki Accords
in the Cold War days," she added, referring to the 1975 agreement that promoted trade with the Soviet Union and included human-rights provisions.