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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Co-Chairs Oppose Hong Kong Extradition Amendments

May 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. James P. McGovern and Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and Chair and Commissioner of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), joined a bipartisan group of CECC colleagues in a letter to Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, warning that proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws could put at risk the U.S.-Hong Kong special relationship and urging that they be withdrawn from consideration.

The bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, composed of members of the U.S. House of Representatives, promotes, defends and advocates for international human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments. 

The signed letter is available here.

116th Congress