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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

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.
Feb 25, 2009
Co-Chair McGovern recognizes the merits of the State Department's Annual Human Rights Report under Secretary Clinton's leadership and urged full recognition of human rights.
Feb 17, 2009
Commissioners call upon the President of Sri Lanka to protect the civilian population caught in between internal conflict.
Feb 11, 2009
At a press conference on the release of new recommendations by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for Sudan, Co-Chair McGovern presses the Administration and international community to fully commit to realize the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Jan 30, 2009
Co-Chair Jim McGovern and TLHRC Commissioners encourage President Obama to engage with the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation in China.