Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 06:35
Some of the challenges the Central Asia governments face are of their own making, including widespread corruption, lack of the rule of law and their own human rights records.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:15
"Ms. Ismayilova has been the target of consistent and sordid attacks by the government because of her investigative journalism. The current charges against her include espionage on behalf of the United States."
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:28
The U.S. has struggled to define a strategic value for engagement in Central Asia that goes beyond security or counterterrorism or energy, and Central Asia has become more important after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 10:45
We are concerned, given the current apparent decline in respect for democratic values in Azerbaijan, that the prospects for a free and fair presidential election have not improved and, indeed, may have significantly declined.