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

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

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

Pompeo Discusses Unalienable Rights and the Geneva Consensus Declaration

On October 29, in Jakarta, Indonesia before an audience of diplomats and faith leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made an address he titled “Unalienable Rights and Traditions of Tolerance.” With him was the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, Mary Ann Glendon. Here is what the Secretary said on that topic … Continue reading Pompeo Discusses Unalienable Rights and the Geneva Consensus Declaration

U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Issues Final Report 

As previously noted, on July 6, the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights issued its Draft Report.[1] The Final Report was issued 51 days later on August 26 as “a consensus document that was signed and approved unanimously by all 11 commissioners.”[2] The latter was after the Commission had solicited and obtained a large number of … Continue reading U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Issues Final Report 

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

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     

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

U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights: Developments

On May 22, 2019, the U.S. State Department announced its formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights with two stated purposes. First, to provide the Secretary of State with “informed advice and recommendations concerning international human rights matters . . . [and] fresh thinking about human rights and . . . reforms of human rights … Continue reading U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights: Developments

Another Speech About Unalienable Rights by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

On September 6, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo returned to his home state of Kansas to deliver the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, entitled, “In Defense of the American Rights Tradition.” Here are highlights of what he had to say followed by this blogger’s reactions. [1] Pompeo’s Lecture “Our glorious history . . … Continue reading Another Speech About Unalienable Rights by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo