Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Law and Legal Definition

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (“Commission”) is the U.S. government agency that monitors the acts of the signatories which reflect compliance with or violation of the articles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. It is established pursuant to 22 USCS § 3001.

The Commission comprises of a personnel and administration committee composed of the Chairman, the Cochairman, the senior Commission member from the minority party in the House of Representatives, and the senior Commission member from the minority party in the Senate.

The Commission is authorized and directed to monitor and encourage the development of programs and activities of the U.S. government and private organizations with a view towards taking advantage of the provisions of the Final Act. The Commission also expands east-west economic cooperation and a greater interchange of people and ideas between east and west.