In October 2018, The Noble Banner of Human Rights: Essays in Memory of Tom Lantos was published as a joint project between the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice and the Budapest-based Tom Lantos Institute. When Congressman Tom Lantos passed away in 2008, he left behind a legacy both as the only survivor of the Holocaust to serve in Congress and as a champion of human rights who founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (re-established after his passing as the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission). This book, published ten years after his passing, not only provides a powerful overview of the late Congressman Lantos’s personal and professional history, but specifically focuses on the human rights issues that defined his career and provides an academic update on a number of issues he championed during his congressional tenure.
The US launch of The Noble Banner of Human Rights was celebrated March 6th, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among the many guests, the Lantos Foundation was proud to be joined by newly appointed Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism, Elan Carr, Anna-Maria Biro of the TLI, Budapest, book contributor Ambassador Robert King, Congressman Jim McGovern, Lantos Prize recipient Rebiya Kadeer, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congressman Chris Pappas, and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.