Ashley Rowland | July 30, 2020
A University of Notre Dame expert in international human rights law is part of a federal commission that recently released a report affirming America’s unique role in protecting human rights around the world.
“The United States has always had a distinctive voice and a distinctive approach to human rights that is very deeply connected to its own history and to its own political traditions. This report is important because it brings together these two things: our commitment to the global human rights project, and the recognition of America’s rights and constitutional traditions,” said Paolo Carozza, director of the Keough School’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and a member of the US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights.
The Commission was formed last year to review and advise US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the role of human rights in US foreign policy. Its assessment focused on principles, not policy formation.
Two of the Commission’s 11 members are affiliated with Kellogg: Carozza, a Notre Dame law professor, and Distinguished Research Affiliate Mary Ann Glendon, who heads the Commission.
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