Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

News

Latest News

May 6, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission reiterated their serious concerns over death penalty convictions handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh, referring to the case of Motiur Rahman Nizami.
May 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a bipartisan group of 120 members of Congress, including 50 members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, is calling on President Obama to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office.

May 3, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On World Press Freedom Day, Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, the Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, remembered the members of the press and citizens who have given their lives in service of the the freedoms of the press and expression, and called for the unconditional release of several imprisoned journalists.
Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, 17 members of Congress, including the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and ten other members of the Commission, strongly urged President Obama to meet with representatives of civil society and human rights advocates, including those who may be currently in prison or their families, during his trip to Saudi Arabia.

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.  

Apr 7, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, the Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, joined the world in remembering the victims, and called on the international community to act to protect other communities and peoples at risk of genocide.
Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, the Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, recalled that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and are entitled to all rights and freedoms without distinction by color or race.
Mar 8, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On International Women's Day, Congressmen James P. McGovern and Joseph R. Pitts, the Co-Chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, called on the global community to redouble efforts to ensure that women and girls can participate fully in economic and social life, enjoy equal access to opportunity, and live free from violence.
Feb 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On February 25th, eight senators and twenty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Co-Chairs and thirteen other members of the Human Rights Commission, wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relay their grave concerns about the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by members of that country's religious minority communities.

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, in recognition of the Korean New Year, TLHRC Co-Chair Joseph R. Pitts sent a message of solidarity to the people of North Korea, and to all people of good will to uphold the human rights of every single human being.

Pages