Helsinki accord


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Helsinki accord

agreement between Soviet bloc and the West for economic, commercial, and scientific cooperation and for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms. [World Hist.: News Directory (1977), 177–179]
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Today's leaders must show similar wisdom and vision, supporting the OSCE's efforts to revitalize the principles of the Helsinki accord.
Originally founded as a private American non-governmental organisation (NGO) in 1978, under the name of Helsinki Watch, to monitor the former Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accord but later made to include overseeing human rights situations of many countries.
The Russian people used the Helsinki Accord against the Soviet Union, and it provided a real rallying cry.
Jimmy Carter got the ball rolling after the Helsinki accord of 1975 when he spoke of AmericaAEs mission to rid the world of authoritarianism and despotic rule; but it was the same administration that did little to help the people of Indonesia and the Philippines as they lived under the heels of two of the most corrupt and authoritarian pro-American despots, Ferdinand Marcos and General Suharto.
7) Daniel Thomas, The Helsinki Accord and Political Change in Eastern Europe, in THE POWER OF HUMAN RIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL NORMS AND DOMESTIC CHANGE (Thomas Risse, Stephen Ropp and Kathryn Skikkink eds.
With this intervention the Administration and NATO have abrogated many treaties and obligations of international law: Article 2 of the UN Charter prohibiting the use of force against sovereign states not engaged in outside aggression, for instance; the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties forbidding the use of force to compel any state to sign an international agreement; and the Helsinki Accord Final Act guaranteeing the boundaries of European states.
Part III argues that human rights standards under the Helsinki Accord independently proscribe forced "medical" sexual orientation interventions.
After all, the human rights component of the Helsinki Accord was the product of West European, not American, diplomacy.
Nevertheless, serious problems remain and the Helsinki Watch report, issued on a preliminary basis in Moscow in early September at a Helsinki Accord meeting, made numerous recommendations for reform.
On appeal, Havel's sentence was reduced from nine months to eight and he was given a mider prison regimen, making him eligible for release on May 15, two weeks before a session of the Helsinki Accord signatories in Paris.
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.

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