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The Legacy and Consequences of Jackson-Vanik

The Legacy and Consequences of Jackson-Vanik:
Reassessing Human Rights in 21st Century Russia

Cosponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

When:            
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Where:                       
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC
www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

Background:

During the Cold War, the United States and the West used the issue of human rights as a platform to question the policies and ultimately the legitimacy of the Soviet Union. One aspect of that strategy was the Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act, which denied normal trading relations to non-market economies that restricted emigration rights. The amendment was particularly targeted to the Soviet Union�s practice at the time to deny Jews permission to emigrate. 

Nearly 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of an independent Russian state, the Jackson-Vanik amendment remains in force against Russia, even though Russia has been declared a market economy by the United States and it no longer restricts emigration. 

This conference will explore the history, legacy, and lessons of the enactment and life of the Jackson-Vanik amendment.

Please follow this link for the conference agenda and to RSVP (required).

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