Maastricht (2003) (excerpts)

Maastricht 2003 (OSCE Strategy to Address Threats to Security and Stability in the Twenty-First Century) (excerpts)

36. (…) Based on its human dimension commitments, the OSCE strives to promote conditions
throughout its region in which all can fully enjoy their human rights and fundamental
freedoms under the protection of effective democratic institutions, due judicial process and
the rule of law. This includes secure environments and institutions for peaceful debate and expression
of interests by all individuals and groups of society. Civil society has an important
role to play in this regard, and the OSCE will continue to support and help strengthen civil society
organizations.