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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
Co-Chairmen McGovern and Wolf Welcome Unanimous Approval of Important Russia and Lord’s Resistance Army Human Rights Measures by House Foreign Affairs Committee
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
Co-Chair McGovern introduces Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, with Co-Chairman Wolf as original cosponsor, imposing travel and financial sanctions on individuals responsible for the mistreatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky and for other gross human rights. violations

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