The Implementation of the Final Act of Helsinki: The Creation of New Structures or the Involvement of Existing Ones?

First, this essay will give some basic information on the character of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe as a process and on the legal nature of the Final Act of Helsinki. Second, it will discuss the follow-up mechanism and its institutional structures. Finally, the essay will evaluate the present situation and attempt to answer the question whether there is any need for the establishment of one or more new international organizations or other structures for the furtherance of the purposes which are (also) covered by the CSCE and its Final Act.