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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

Jun 20, 2014
The Commission co-chairmen issued a statement marking the 14th annual World Refugee Day.
Jun 19, 2014

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Jun 3, 2014

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) marked the 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests by offering their condolences to the families of the murdered students, and commending their brave sacrifices for greater openness and rule of law in China.

May 13, 2014

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) expressed grave concern over the recent bout of detentions in China, ahead of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

May 7, 2014
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) welcomed the announcement by Secretary Kerry that the United States will be offering military and law enforcement assistance support to the Nigerian government aimed at securing the release of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly abducted by Boko Haram.
Feb 27, 2014
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) expressed grave concern over the mass detentions of peaceful protesters in Moscow on February 21st and February 24th.
Feb 11, 2014
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today expressed deep concern over the recent arrest and continued detention of economics professor and Uyghur rights advocate Ilham Tohti.
Feb 10, 2014
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-chairmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), together with nine other Members of the House of Representatives, today sent a letter to the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam expressing concern about the unjust imprisonment and mistreatment of three labor rights activists and urging their immediate release.
Jan 30, 2014
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today sent a letter to the President of Romania expressing concern about the decision of the ethics committee of the Order of the Star of Romania to revoke its award to Bishop Laszlo Tokes, previously recognized for his role in toppling the Ceausescu dictatorship during the 1989 revolution.
Jul 26, 2013

Washington – Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today strongly condemn the assassination of Honduran Judge Mireya Mendoza Peña, a member of the Executive Committee of the Honduran Association of Judges for Democracy.

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