September 17, 2020
Pompeo’s “Commission on Unalienable Rights”: Shrinking US Human Rights Policy
In 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created a highly controversial “Commission on Unalienable Rights” to reexamine the basis of U.S. human rights policy. Last month, the Commission published its formal report, arguing for a narrower and more selective approach to human rights. The State Department plans to promote this report at the UN General Assembly in September.
Please join the Human Rights Program for a discussion of the report and what it means for U.S. human rights policy and the international human rights system.
Panelists will include:
-Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University;
-Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and Co-Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School;
-Mathias Risse, Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University;
– Katharine Young, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School;
Moderated by Sushma Raman, Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.