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Commission on Unalienable Rights

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On July 8, 2019, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights. The commission, composed of academics, philosophers, and activists, will provide the Secretary with advice on human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On July 16, 2020, the Commission released the draft report to the general public.  This draft report is a consensus document that was signed and approved unanimously by all 11 commissioners. Read Secretary Pompeo’s remarks. 

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