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in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Nov 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to designate Pakistan a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) this year under the terms of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).

Nov 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released the following statement in response to Philippines’ President Duterte’s warning that he would ban them from the Philippines for a letter urging President Trump to raise human rights violations in his visit to the country.
Nov 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a letter sent to President Donald J. Trump urging him to use his upcoming meeting with Philippines’ President Duterte as an opportunity to express the United States’ profound concern over reported extra-judicial killings associated with the Philippine government’s “war on drugs.”
Sep 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued a statement condemning both the August 25th attack on the Burmese police and military attributed to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, an insurgent group, and the clearly disproportionate response unleashed against the Rohingya people by the Burmese military in response.
Jul 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jim McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement on the death in Chinese custody of Nobel Peace laureate and Defending Freedoms Project prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo.

Jul 5, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, human rights leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and five members of its Executive Committee, released a letter to President Donald J. Trump encouraging him to prioritize human rights in his foreign policy agenda.
Jul 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a bipartisan letter sent to President Donald J. Trump on June 30 urging him to delay the permanent lifting of sanctions on Sudan.

Jun 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement on the medical parole of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and Defending Freedoms Project prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo.

Jun 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Co-Chairs James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, and 19 other members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, were among the 37 Members of Congress who wrote to President Trump yesterday to urge him to quickly name the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.

Jun 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement to mark World Refugee Day, observed on June 20th every year as a time to remember the millions of people around the world who have been forced to flee their home countries because of conflict and persecution.

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