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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Addressing the event, Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said: Being one of the founding pillars of cooperation in OSCE and to some extent, even more fruitful in terms of deliverables than others this involvement dates back to 1975 when the participating states reaffirmed in the Helsinki Final Act the substantive importance of economic dimension in the OSCE concept of a comprehensive security.
The minister said that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved within the internationally recognized territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Helsinki Final Act.
He said the violation of the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act of August 1, 1975, posed risk of disturbance of balance in the entire international security architecture.
COMMITTED to implementing all the principles and provisions of the United Nations Charter, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in particular the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the concluding documents of the Madrid and Vienna Conferences of 1991 and 1992 respectively, the Charter of Paris for a New Europe of 1990, the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948 and the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 1950;
He told the Council this matter has brought the devastation of war right back to the heart of Europe - violating central provisions of international law, the Helsinki Final Act and later OSCE commitments.
By violating the Helsinki Final Act in the spring of 2014, Putin placed Russian foreign policy in direct opposition to that of the U.
40 years after the Helsinki Final Act, which maintained that "security in Europe is closely linked with security in the Mediterranean area as a whole", the session will highlight the manifold common challenges, but also opportunities that the OSCE area and the Mediterranean share.
Two years later, on August 1, 1975, 35 heads of state and government signed the Helsinki Final Act.
We are marking the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, the Organization's founding document.
Thors invited the delegation of Turkmenistan to participate in the events in July this year organized by the OSCE to mark the 40th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act.
It is necessary to comply with the principles of the Helsinki Final Act and avoid double standards.
Not even the kind of 1975 Helsinki Final Act that we got from the Soviets as part of detente, granting structure and review to human rights promises.
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