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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.

Commission Meetings

Future meetings will be added as announced.

  • October 23, 2019
    Speakers: Michael W. McConnell, Wilfred M. McClay
  • November 1, 2019
    Speakers: Cass Sunstein, Orlando Patterson
  • December 11, 2019
    Speakers: Michael Abramowitz, Miles Yu
  • January 10, 2020
    Speakers: Kenneth Roth, Diane Orentlicher

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