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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Jun 7, 2012
Co-Chairmen McGovern and Wolf Welcome Unanimous Approval of Important Russia and Lord’s Resistance Army Human Rights Measures by House Foreign Affairs Committee
May 3, 2012
Celebrating annual World Press Freedom Day, TLHRC Co-Chairs applaud the role of journalists and urge strong global support for their protection.
Apr 19, 2012
Co-Chair McGovern introduces Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, with Co-Chairman Wolf as original cosponsor, imposing travel and financial sanctions on individuals responsible for the mistreatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky and for other gross human rights. violations
Mar 9, 2012
Co-Chair McGovern, with Co-chair Wolf and Commission Members Ellison, Moran, Pitts, Smith as original cosponsors, introduces a resolution calling on China to cease crackdowns on Uyghurs and urging President Obama to raise concerns about repressive policies with Chinese leaders.
Mar 8, 2012
TLHRC Co-Chair Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2012 with TLHRC Co-Chair Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Commissioners Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) as original co-sponsors.
Mar 7, 2012
Co-chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern honor and pay tribute to the life and work of a friend and colleague, Representative Donald Payne.
Mar 1, 2012
Co-Chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf speak out against deadly assault by Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's regime in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile Regions of Sudan. Co-Chair Wolf visits Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan.
Feb 17, 2012
Co-chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf express deep concern for the heightened controls on religious, political, and cultural activity for Uyghurs in China, as well as increased incidents of torture, extrajudicial killings, and forced disappearances.
Feb 14, 2012
Co-Chairs condemn recent reports of torture in Libyan detention facilities and urge Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to hold perpetrators accountable.
Feb 3, 2012
Co-Chairs strongly condemn the Syrian government for continuing to commit massive human rights abuses against its citizens and calls upon the United Nations to pressure the Assad regime to stop the violence.