Helsinki Accords

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Helsinki Accords

A 1975 international agreement that dramatically reduced tensions between the United States and allies and Soviet bloc nations. The Accords effectively recognized Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe in exchange for assurances that the Soviet Union would improve its human rights record. Canada, the United States and all European countries except Andorra and Albania signed the Helsinki Accords. It was seen as a first step toward improved Soviet-Western relations.
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He pointed out that he was also involved in peace negotiations between Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM) and the Indonesian government in 2015 which led to the signing of the Helsinki agreement.
This sounds a lot like a Gulf-anchored, Middle East-wide version of the Helsinki agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective camps in 1975.
Contrary to the critics, the commitments in the Helsinki agreement provided the basis, first for opposition movements in Communist states, and subsequently for actual changes in Soviet and Soviet satellite practices.
the Helsinki Agreement, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
When the USSR broke up in 1990 the disintegration did not theoretically affect the Helsinki agreement, because the USSR had been 15 countries in a union, with each country having its own Supreme Soviet (for example).
The Helsinki agreement, signed in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, on Saturday, includes commitments to outlaw armed groups and respect the judiciary's independence.
The Helsinki agreement, which was hammered out over meetings in September and April, was signed by 33 politicians from Sunni, Shiite, Kurdish, Turkmen, Communist and other parties.
The Vietnam War was finally over and the Helsinki Agreement - marking the seeming end of the Cold War - had been signed.
The Helsinki Agreement also was widely viewed as the beginning of the communism collapse in USSR and Eastern Europe.
Drawing on the example of the Helsinki Agreement negotiated with the Soviet Union in 1975, leaders such as Southern Baptist executive Richard Land and Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson said similar talks with North Korea could result in progress for human rights.
Britain now insists an exchange of information among tax authorities is the only way to meet the Helsinki agreement that "all citizens resident in a Member State of the EU should pay the tax due on all their savings income".
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