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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

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.
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.