Evaluation of the Report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights and Its Endorsement by Secretary Pompeo  

The Draft Report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights and its immediate endorsement by Secretary Pompeo raise many issues.[1] Here is an evaluation of three of those issues: (1)  property rights and religious freedom as the alleged paramount human rights; (2) the report’s skepticism of new and additional rights; and (3) Pompeo’s exceedingly hostile … Continue reading Evaluation of the Report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights and Its Endorsement by Secretary Pompeo  

List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

  Number Date Title 1403 06/15/19 Is the Trump Administration Attempting To Redefine International Human Rights?, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2019/06/16/is-trump-administration-attempting-to-redefine-international-human-rights/ 1404 06/17/19 Other Reactions to State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2019/06/17/other-reactions-to-state-departments-commission-on-unalienable-rights/ 1405 06/18/19 More Thoughts on Commission on Unalienable Rights, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2019/06/18/more-thoughts-on-commission-on-unalienable-rights/ 1412 07/04/19 U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights: Developments, https://dwkcommentaries.com/2019/07/04/u-s-commission-on-unalienable-rights-developments/ 1414 07/05/19 The U.S. Declaration of Independence’s … Continue reading List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

Secretary Pompeo’s Reactions to U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report     

On July 16, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo gave an immediate response [1] to the Report of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights that was summarized in a prior post.  Now we look at some of the significant points of Pompeo’s response. Pompeo’s Introduction by Chair Glendon’s  Chair Mary Ann Glendon said that the importance … Continue reading Secretary Pompeo’s Reactions to U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report     

U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report

On July 7, 2019, the U.S. State Department launched its Commission on Unalienable Rights to conduct ”an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.” This study was to focus on “human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 [United Nations] Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Report

U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Meeting, November 1, 2019

Here is a summary of the November 1, 2019, meeting of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights featuring  presentations by Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmaly University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Orlando Paterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  [1] Chair May Ann Glendon’s Introduction Chair Glendon “explained that the Commission is … Continue reading U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Meeting, November 1, 2019

U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Responds to Criticisms

On September 15, 2019, Dr. Peter Berkowitz, the Executive Director of the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, published responses to criticisms that have been leveled against the Commission.[1] Here are those responses followed by this blogger’s reactions to same.                                … Continue reading U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Responds to Criticisms

Update on U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

On July 8, 2019, the U.S. State Department launched the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, which held its first public meeting on October 23, 2019, and which along with pro and con commentaries on this organization were discussed in previous posts. [1] Since then with little general public notice, the Commission has held additional public … Continue reading Update on U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

Human Rights Commentaries by Mary Ann Glendon, Chair of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

A prior post reviewed the limited public record (to date) of the first meeting on October 23 of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. To gain a better understanding of what to expect from the Commission, this blog will examine two recent commentaries on human rights by, and an interview of, the Commission’s Chair, Mary Ann … Continue reading Human Rights Commentaries by Mary Ann Glendon, Chair of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Commission on Unalienable Rights Holds First Meeting

The Commission on Unalienable Rights held its first public meeting on October 23 at the State Department that was attended by “a few dozen U.S. officials and nongovernmental (NGO) representatives.” Its stated purpose was to discuss “topics related to human rights and the American founding.” [1]  Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s Comments The day before … Continue reading Commission on Unalienable Rights Holds First Meeting