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Dec 22, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers is imploring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end a blockade on war-ravaged Yemen. The letter was organized by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), who are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and co-signed by Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.).

Oct 11, 2017 In The News

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Randy Hultgren, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a member of the Executive Committee, joined Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Sept. 25, 2017, to screen the moving film “Human Flow” at E Street Cinema, and led a panel discussion afterwards.

Oct 17, 2016 In The News

A recent article by Rep. Joe Pitts, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, highlights the implications of the Mosul operation and its aftermath, and offers recommendations to ensure the protection of civilians.

May 9, 2016 In The News

Human rights commission of the United States Congress has urged Bangladesh to stay the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami terming the legal process through which the death penalty was handed down was ‘faulty’.

Apr 14, 2016 In The News

A Belfast-based group will brief the Commission on incorporating gender principles into post-conflict truth and reparations proposals in Ireland and Britain.  

Sep 28, 2015 In The News

In a jab at the White House for preparing to honor Chinese President Xi Jinping with a state dinner, leaders of the congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission honored exiled Chinese activists with a "stateless breakfast" at Capitol Hill on Friday morning.

Sep 28, 2015 In The News

As the Chinese President Xi Jingping met with the US President Barack Obama at the White House this morning, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA 2nd district), Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, hosted a 'Stateless' breakfast to honor the human rights defenders who have been imprisoned, persecuted, and silenced by the Chinese government.