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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Public Statements

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.

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.

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