Testimonies

The United States’ foreign assistance will not effectively empower recipients’ self-governance and self-sufficiency if our security and economic strategies disregard the importance of human rights and democracy.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has proven it can add value to the lives of those whose dignity is under threat — but it needs greater solidarity of the democracies across regions and across the North-South divide.  

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 on Evaluating the Trafficking in Persons Report. 

Written testimony by Project Director of Nations in Transit for Freedom House, Nate Schenkkan.

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. 

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