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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Feb 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have written to Dr. József Tóth, Mayor of Budapest’s 13th district, to express their appreciation for the statue of the Commission’s namesake, Tom Lantos, which was unveiled in Budapest today.

Jan 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a bipartisan letter sent to Vice President Michael R.

Jan 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Randy Hultgren and Jim McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement regarding the Department of State’s announcement designating “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) with regard to religious freedom.

Dec 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a bipartisan letter sent to President Donald J. Trump urging him to publicly call on Turkey to halt the prosecution of the “Istanbul 10”and Mr.

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.

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