Freedom House, together with the International Campaign for Tibet, sent a letter today to President Bush urging him to raise concerns in private meetings and public appearances about the current dismal state of human rights in China and Tibet.
Freedom House, together with the Democracy Coalition Project and the Transnational Radical Party, sent a letter today to member countries of the Community of Democracies, urging them to elect only those countries that support and promote human rights to the UN Human Rights Council.
Freedom House noted with interest the just-released report, Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005 - 2006, issued by the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. The report is an improvement over previous iterations, but it still lacks a sense of clear U.S. strategy towards the expansion of freedom around the world, Freedom House said today.
On March 29, 2006, President George W. Bush addressed assembled Freedom House Trustees, staff and supporters at the mid-point of a daylong conference convened by Freedom House on the state of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2006, Freedom House will host Africa at the Crossroads: Assessing Strategies for Democratic Reform, a conference examining the continent's democratic development and identifying strategies to assist with further political reform.
A coalition of leading American human rights and democracy promotion NGOs, including Freedom House, has appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to announce the United States' candidacy for a seat on the newly created UN Human Rights Council.