ERIC Number: ED183446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Fulfilling Our Promises: The United States and the Helsinki Final Act. A Status Report.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC.
This report examines compliance by the United States with agreements made in the Helsinki Final Act. The Act was signed in 1975 by leaders of 33 East and West European nations, Canada, and the U.S. It contains numerous cooperative measures aimed at improving East-West relations. This report was prepared by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), an independent advisory agency that monitors the implementation records of the U.S. and other countries which signed the Final Act. One of the report's purposes is the conscientious examination of the U.S. implementation record, including shortcomings pointed out by some CSCE participants and domestic critics. Four major chapters review U.S. actions in four conceptual areas. The chapter titled "Security in Europe" explores principles such as soverign equality, inviolability of frontiers, and non-intervention in internal affairs. It also examines aspects of military security. The chapter titled "Human Rights" covers political and civil rights, social and economic rights, women's rights, and religious liberty. The chapter on economic and scientific cooperation explores implementation in areas of commercial exchange, industrial cooperation, environment, and science and technology. The chapter on cooperation in humanitarian and other fields examines reduced restrictions on individual travel, radio broadcasts, and cultural and educational exchanges. A conclusion and appendices are included. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Compliance (Legal), Cooperation, Cultural Exchange, Economics, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Approach, Government Role, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, International Studies, National Defense, Peace, Political Science, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Europe; Helsinki Final Act; United States
Note: Chart 1 from Appendix IV on pages 330-331 and Table XXII from Appendix VII may not reproduce clearly in paper copy from EDRS due to small print type and fading ink