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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, was charged with providing the U.S. government with advice on human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Final Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On August 26, 2020, the Commission released its final report to the general public. The report is a consensus document that was signed and approved unanimously by all 11 commissioners. It has also been translated into seven languages.

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