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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Aug 5, 2011
Co-Chairs Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) support the call by the United Nations’ Working Group that Chinese authorities release the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from illegal detention.
Aug 4, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) strongly endorse President Obama’s initiative to prevent mass atrocities and prohibit human rights violators from entering the U.S.
May 3, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and James P. McGovern (D-MA) join organizations around the world to commemorate World Press Freedom Day and urge strong global support for media freedom.
Apr 27, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairmen Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and James P. McGovern (D-MA) send a letter to Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner urging them to raise human rights in the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China.
Apr 11, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and James P. McGovern (D-MA) send a letter to Secretary Clinton calling for the U.S. to support the creation of an independent and impartial human rights monitoring body in Western Sahara.
Feb 1, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and James P. McGovern (D-MA) send a letter to President Obama expressing concern about the recent attacks by Egyptian security forces against peaceful demonstrators and persecution against religious minorities, including Coptic Christians and Baha'is.
Jan 27, 2011
TLHRC Co-Chairs James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) urge Secretary Clinton to appoint U.S. embassy personnel dedicated solely to handle religious freedom issues in Baghdad, Iraq and Cairo, Egypt.
Oct 4, 2010
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) and James P. McGovern (D-MA) called upon President Obama to raise the cases of two detained Chinese human rights defenders, Liu Xiaobo and Gao Zhisheng, to Chinese President Hu Jintao during the G-20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
Aug 26, 2010
Co-Chair McGovern commends the U.S. Human Rights Report to the UN, but calls for improvements in areas of hunger and malnutrition.
Dec 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Frank R. Wolf and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and four other Members of Congress released a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he meet with left-behind parents whose children are victims of international parental child abduction.

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