Initiatives

Freedom House joined Amnesty International, ChinaAid, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, the International Campaign for Tibet, Project 2049, Reporters Without Borders, and the Uighur Human Rights Project, to send a letter calling on the Obama Administration to include human rights in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) beginning in Washington on June 22.

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Freedom House joins other distinguished human rights organizations in calling for the release of Vietnamese political prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. 

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Freedom House implores President Obama to prioritize internal reform and the protection of civil society organizations in upcoming meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcomittee on Africa and Global Health on the importance of the Global Magnitsky Act. 

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Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert makes a statment on the Global Magnitsky Act to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. 

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Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. 

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Top  human rights organizations call on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to acknowledge Ethiopia's democratic deficiencies, including the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, activists and media. 

More than 100 human rights organizations and key stakeholders urge U.S. President Barack Obama  to act expeditiously to nominate a permanent Administrator to the United States Agency for International Development. 

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Freedom House has joined with 280 groups from 35 countries to urge the EITI Board to protect free and independent civic participation in the initiative.

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