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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.

Sep 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Co-Chairs Joseph R. Pitts and James P. McGovern, and nine other members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, were among the thirteen Members of Congress who wrote to Dr. Arely Gomez Gonzalez, the Attorney General of Mexico, to express their deep concern over the apparent growing trend of religious intolerance in that country.

Aug 9, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, called for the release of four Chinese human rights activists convicted for 'subversion of state power.'
Jul 19, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, urged the World Bank to incorporate robust protections for human rights into its social and environmental safeguard policies.
Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement to mark World Refugee Day, observed on June 20th of every year to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress, we welcome last week’s release from prison of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, her acquittal on appeal of two of four charges, and the reduction of her seven and half year sentence by the Azerbaijan Supreme Court.

May 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, called on the government of Bahrain to release opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

May 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, in recognition of Solidarity Sabbath, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission stands in solidarity with all those who affirm and support the fundamental human right to freedom of religion, conscience, and belief.

May 12, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bi-partisan group of U.S. Members of Congress, including the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, strongly urged President Barack Obama to extend for another year sanctions authority that has proven to be an effective source of leverage in support of democratic reforms in Burma.
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’.

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