In search of stability, Soviet leaders signed the Final Act in 1975; In this way, they unleashed national forces that they could not control. By Erika Schlager, Legal Advisor on International Law “The OSCE`s human dimension work has also been affected by this unprecedented pandemic. As you know, the OSCE`s annual meeting on the implementation of the human dimension – Europe`s largest annual conference on human rights and democracy – will not take place this year. This is a great loss for our organization. Together with the Permanent Council, the meeting on the implementation of the human dimension is a constituent element of the OSCE mechanism for verifying and evaluating the implementation of our commitments. With about 2,000 participants from all over the OSCE region, it is also the main forum for our citizens, to participate directly in the life of our organization. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, CHAIRMAN-in-Office of the OSCE in 2020, at a hearing before the Helsinki Commission on 17 September 2020 On 11 September 2020, the OSCE Permanent Council decided, as an unprecedented exceptional measure for the future, to implement the OSCE Human Dimension scheduled for 21 September to 2 October 2020. ion Meeting (HDIM) 2020 cancel. This decision reflects the unique and unpredictable circumstances of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE OSCE rules stipulate that each year where there is no summit, the EDIM, a comprehensive review of the implementation of the commitments made by the participating States in the field of the human dimension are held. (If a summit is convened, the summit will be preceded by a review conference assessing implementation in all three dimensions of the OSCE, including military security, economic and environmental cooperation, and the human dimension.) HRIs are unique among OSCE meetings in terms of the combination of their size (usually one thousand participants), their duration (two consecutive full weeks), access to the press, and the ability of non-governmental organizations to participate and speak on an equal footing with governments and to organize side events. . .

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