Helsinki Accords

Helsinki Ac|cords, the
also the Helsinki Agreement
an official agreement which encourages European countries to be peaceful and to make sure all their citizens are treated fairly and have basic human rights. It was signed in 1975 by every European country except Albania, and also by the US and Canada.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Helsinki Accords — International agreement signed in 1975, designed to reduce tension between the Soviet and Western blocs. It was an attempt to secure common acceptance of the post World War II status quo in Europe, including the division of Germany. The accords,… …   Universalium

  • Helsinki Accords — international agreement of 1975 stating that international borders in Europe were permanent and European nations pledged to respect the civil rights of their citizens …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Helsinki Committee for Human Rights — Helsinki Committees for Human Rights exist in many European countries (the OSCE region) as volunteer, non profit organizations devoted to human rights and presumably named after the Helsinki Accords. They used to be organized into the… …   Wikipedia

  • Helsinki — /hel sing kee, hel sing /, n. a seaport in and the capital of Finland, on the S coast. 484,471. Swedish, Helsingfors /hel sing fawrz /; Sw. /hel sing fawsh /. * * * Swedish Helsingfors City (pop., 2002 est.: city, 559,718; metro. area, 964,953),… …   Universalium

  • Helsinki Citizens Assembly — The Helsinki Citizens Assembly is an organization of citizens dedicated to peace, democracy and human rights in Europe.Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly [hCa] is a non governmental organization, working on the notions of fundamental rights and freedoms …   Wikipedia

  • Helsinki-86 — The CTAG (Latvian: Cilvēktiesību aizstāvības grupa, Human Rights Defense Group) Helsinki 86 was founded in July, 1986 in the Latvian port town of Liepāja by three workers: Linards Grantiņš, Raimonds Bitenieks, and Mārtiņš Bariss. Its name refers… …   Wikipedia

  • Helsinki Watch — était une ancienne organisation non gouvernementale dévolue au départ à la surveillance de la mise en application par l Union soviétique de la partie relative aux droits de l homme des Accords d Helsinki. Elle fut créée en 1978, et après avoir… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helsinki — 60° 10′ N 24° 57′ E / 60.17, 24.95 …   Wikipédia en Français

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