12 episodes

A series of conversations hosted by the United States Helsinki Commission on human rights and comprehensive security in Europe and beyond. The Helsinki Commission, formally known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, promotes human rights, military security, and economic cooperation in 57 countries in Europe, Eurasia, and North America.

Helsinki on the Hill Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

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A series of conversations hosted by the United States Helsinki Commission on human rights and comprehensive security in Europe and beyond. The Helsinki Commission, formally known as the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, promotes human rights, military security, and economic cooperation in 57 countries in Europe, Eurasia, and North America.

    Lost and Foung

    Lost and Foung

    Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, Kathryne Bomberger, director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons, discusses how ICMP has helped families of the Srebrenica victims find closure and pursue justice.

    • 45 min
    Communities at Risk: The Impact of COVID-19 on the OSCE’s Most Vulnerable Populations

    Communities at Risk: The Impact of COVID-19 on the OSCE’s Most Vulnerable Populations

    Reports from nearly every corner of the OSCE region suggest that minority groups and vulnerable populations have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Margaret Huang, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center; Karen Taylor, chair of the European Network Against Racism; and Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, discuss the pandemic’s impact on minority groups and vulnerable populations, and the role of governments in addressing that impact.

    • 54 min
    The Roma

    The Roma

    Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe. The victims of genocide during World War II, Roma have continued to suffer disproportionately in part due to endemic racism and discrimination.

    Ahead of International Roma Day on April 8, Margareta Matache, Director of the Roma Program at Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, joins Helsinki Commission Counsel for International Law Erika Schlager to discuss the state of Roma rights in Europe and the United States.

    • 40 min
    Parliamentary Diplomacy in Action

    Parliamentary Diplomacy in Action

    Through participation in parliamentary assemblies, national legislators can wield global influence on issues ranging from counterterrorism to climate change. Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and Ruxandra Popa, Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, peel back the curtain on activities of their institutions and underscore the value of parliamentary diplomacy in promoting security, prosperity, and human rights worldwide.

    • 48 min
    Nagorno-Karabakh

    Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains one of the world’s most intractable and long-standing territorial and ethnic disputes. Its fragile no-peace, no-war situation poses a serious threat to stability in the South Caucasus region and beyond. The conflict features at its core a fundamental tension between two key tenets of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act: territorial integrity and the right to self-determination.

    • 42 min
    Disappeared in Turkmenistan

    Disappeared in Turkmenistan

    In Turkmenistan, detainees serving long-term prison sentences often literally “disappear” into the notorious Ovadan Depe prison outside of Ashgabat.

    Kate Watters of the Prove They Are Alive! Campaign joins Helsinki Commission Senior Policy Advisor Janice Helwig to discuss the tragedy of those who have been disappeared, as well as the current situation in Turkmenistan.

    • 34 min

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