MINELRES: Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing to Review Efforts on Combating Anti-Semitism and Related Violence in Europe

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HELSINKI COMMISSION NEWS

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Washington, D.C. 20515-6460
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release 

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January 23, 2008 


HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING TO REVIEW EFFORTS ON COMBATING
ANTI-SEMITISM AND RELATED VIOLENCE IN EUROPE

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki
Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold
a hearing on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. in room 419 of the
Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing entitled, “Taking Stock:
Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region,” will focus on efforts to
combat anti-Semitism and related violence in Europe. 

Testifying before the Commission will be: 

Professor Gert Weisskirchen, member of the German Parliament, OSCE
Chairman-in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism 

Dr. Kathrin Meyer, Advisor on Anti-Semitism Issues, OSCE Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights 

WHAT: Helsinki Commission Hearing to Review Efforts on Combating
Anti-Semitism and Related Violence in Europe 
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building 

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the
Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress
in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords.
The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate,
nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the
Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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