Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

The establishment of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (“Pompeo Commission”) in 2019 prompted concern among human rights advocates and academics that the Commission could redirect U.S. human rights policy in ways that would be self-defeating and would create serious damage to international cooperation for the protection of human rights. 

The Commission released a draft report last week accompanied by a speech by Secretary Pompeo where he attacked the 1619 Project, questioned the so-called proliferation of rights and the role of international courts, and pointed to America’s unique role in championing “the dignity of every human being made in the image of God.”