OSCE Human Dimension Commitments: Volume 2, Chronological Compilation (third edition)
Beginning with the Helsinki Final Act in 1975, the now 56 participating States of the OSCE region have adopted a large number of politically binding commitments relating to what has become known as the human dimension of the OSCE's comprehensive security concept.
The selection of commitments contained in this publication was made on the basis of a definition of the term human dimension as it is used today, encompassing all aspects related to human rights and fundamental freedoms; democracy, including democratic elections and democratic governance and institutions; tolerance and non-discrimination; and the rule of law, as well as to national minorities, human contacts, and international humanitarian law.
In addition, the compilation includes provisions for mechanisms to monitor the implementation of these commitments, as well as the basic mandates of the OSCE institutions active in the field of the human dimension.
This volume presents chronologically the OSCE's human dimension commitments over its 30-year history. It is intended for use by government officials and civil society organizations, academics, students, and practitioners alike.
The views, opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this document are not given nor necessarily endorsed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) unless the OSCE is explicitly defined as the Author of this document.