Testimonies

Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on Evaluating the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. 

To stand as a true ally of the Egyptian people, the United States needs to press the Egyptian government more effectively to promote inclusive political processes, uphold the rule of law, and respect the rights of Egyptians. 

Only three of the countries in Latin America – or 15 percent – are rated Free, and just two percent of the population live in Free media environments.

Decisive U.S. global leadership is still needed both to serve as a beacon for human dignity and freedom and to advance our interests.

Testimony by Mark P. Lagon
President, Freedom House

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. 

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. 

Mark P. Lagon testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on "The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong."

Egyptian NGOs committed to democracy could play a major role in steering the government to liberal political change, and drawing the attention of the world to its successes and shortcoming. But the government of Egypt has moved swiftly to forestall this possibility," said Charles Dunne, director for Middle East and North Africa programs at Freedom House, in his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.                                                                
 

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