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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Dec 16, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf call for the immediate and unconditional release of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was recently returned to prison.
Dec 13, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern request that brothers Farhad and Rafiq Aliyev, whose arrest and detention were determined to be in violation of due process and fair trial standards, be released from prison.
Dec 9, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs raise issues of the closure of Camp Ashraf, home to over 3,000 Iranian dissidents, and Iraq's obligation to protect human rights of camp residents.
Dec 9, 2011
Co-chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf and Representative Joseph Pitts cite Nepal's lack of a comprehensive refugee law, delays in transit of Tibetan refugees through Nepal, and shortcomings in cooperation with the U.S. government as areas of potential improvement.
Nov 23, 2011
Co-chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf and Representative Donald Payne advocate for DRC government, parties, and other stakeholders to ensure fair elections, refrain from violence and intimidation.
Nov 17, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs and Executive Committee Member, Rep. Pitts, urge Ambassador Locke to visit Tibet amidst recent wave of self-immolations of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns who protest abuses.
Nov 15, 2011
Co-Chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern join the International Parliamentarians' Coalition for North Korean Refugees and Human Rights to demand that the North Korean government end grave rights abuses against its own people. The Co-Chairs also support calls to create a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate North Korea.
Oct 17, 2011
Co-Chairs Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) strongly condemn the Syrian government for continuing to perpetrate serious human rights violations against peaceful protesters.
Sep 27, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) cite universal human rights to freedom of religion and conscience as they call for the immediate and unconditional release of Youcef Nadarkhani by Iranian authorities.
Aug 12, 2011
Co-Chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf urge Secretary Clinton to take all possible steps to support and provide humanitarian aid assistance to families in these insecure areas.

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