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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Jul 12, 2013

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today recognize the three-year anniversary of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) issuance of a second arrest warrant charging Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide committed in Darfur.

Jul 3, 2013

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today recognize the fourth anniversary of the riots and violence in Xinjiang, China and express their deepest concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China, especially for the Uyghur Muslim community.

Apr 23, 2013
Commission Co-Chairs Express Support for Human Rights Monitoring Mechanism in UN Peacekeeping Mission in Western Sahara.
Jan 16, 2013
TLHRC Co-Chairs request support for protection of minorities in Iraq.
Dec 6, 2012
Invitation to the launch of the Defending Freedoms Project.
Aug 9, 2012
TLHRC Co-Chairs Draw Secretary Clinton's Attention to Tibet.
Jun 7, 2012
Washington, D.C. -- Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) welcomed the unanimous approval today by the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act and a resolution expressing support for robust U.S. efforts to bring to justice top commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
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
Washington, D.C. -- Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) today introduced the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, which would impose a visa ban and asset freeze on individuals responsible for the detention, abuse or death of Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as on individuals responsible for other gross violations of human rights.

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