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    Russia must live up to the agreements it signed in Minsk: Russia must act, not just talk. Click to read more.

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    Discrimination against LGBTI persons must end – and it must end now. For our statement on IDAHOT, Click here.

  • Graphic with text: Rasul Jafarov, founder of 'Human Rights Club', arrested August 2014 during a crackdown on human rights activists, sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison on charges widely considered to be politically motivated.

    We urge the Azerbaijan authorities to release Rasul Jafarov and others incarcerated in connection with exercising their fundamental freedoms. Click to read more.

  • Nadiya Savchenko (AP photo)

    U.S. again calls on Russia to honor its commitments and release all Ukrainian hostages, including Nadiya Savchenko. Click to read more.

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  • A Romanian Roma girl Aholds balloons in the colors of the Roma flag during an International Day of the Roma event. (AP Photos)
    International Roma Day 2015

    As we celebrate the history and culture of Romani communities and individuals on International Roma Day, we must acknowledge that discrimination against Roma remains part of the unfinished business of advancing human rights in Europe.  More »

  • Ambassador Daniel B. Baer (USOSCE photo)
    European Security, Transatlantic Solidarity, the Moment We’re In

    The "pivot to Asia", Russia's damage to the international order, and the state of the Transatlantic relationship were among the points Ambassador Baer addressed in his opening remarks at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy in Vienna.  More »

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    MEDIA NOTE: Amb. Baer to visit Macedonia

    Ambassador Baer will visit Skopje on Friday, April 17, with several colleagues from Vienna. Their schedule includes meetings with the government, opposition and other political parties, civil society, and the OSCE Mission to Skopje.  More »