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- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Sep 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen James P.

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. -- 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.

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.

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.

Jun 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today the Commission Co-Chairs, Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, released a letter to President Donald J. Trump encouraging him to continue United States membership and engagement in the United Nations Human Rights Council.

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. -- Today the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and 38 other Members of Congress wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call for accountability for the attacks on protesters carried out by the security detail of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's during his recent trip to Washington.

May 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Reps. Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, together with the Co-Chairs of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, today asked President Trump to raise the cases of nine American prisoners and a jailed Turkish national during his upcoming meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

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