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- Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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Mar 9, 2012 Press Release
Co-Chair McGovern, with Co-chair Wolf and Commission Members Ellison, Moran, Pitts, Smith as original cosponsors, introduces a resolution calling on China to cease crackdowns on Uyghurs and urging President Obama to raise concerns about repressive policies with Chinese leaders.
Mar 8, 2012 Press Release
TLHRC Co-Chair Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2012 with TLHRC Co-Chair Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Commissioners Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) as original co-sponsors.
Mar 7, 2012 Press Release
Co-chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern honor and pay tribute to the life and work of a friend and colleague, Representative Donald Payne.
Mar 1, 2012 Press Release
Co-Chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf speak out against deadly assault by Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's regime in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile Regions of Sudan. Co-Chair Wolf visits Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan.
Feb 17, 2012 Press Release
Co-chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf express deep concern for the heightened controls on religious, political, and cultural activity for Uyghurs in China, as well as increased incidents of torture, extrajudicial killings, and forced disappearances.
Feb 14, 2012 Press Release
Co-Chairs condemn recent reports of torture in Libyan detention facilities and urge Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to hold perpetrators accountable.
Feb 3, 2012 Press Release
Co-Chairs strongly condemn the Syrian government for continuing to commit massive human rights abuses against its citizens and calls upon the United Nations to pressure the Assad regime to stop the violence.
Jan 19, 2012 Press Release
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern call for the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience in Vietnam, including 17 Buddhist and Christian social activists, human rights lawyers, and citizen journalists and bloggers who were recently detained.
Dec 16, 2011 Press Release
TLHRC Co-Chairs Jim McGovern and Frank Wolf call for the immediate and unconditional release of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was recently returned to prison.
Dec 13, 2011 Press Release
TLHRC Co-Chairs Frank Wolf and Jim McGovern request that brothers Farhad and Rafiq Aliyev, whose arrest and detention were determined to be in violation of due process and fair trial standards, be released from prison.