U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the U.N. to investigate human rights abuses around the world after releasing on Thursday July 16, a draft report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which he chairs.
The document showed the commitment of the United States to the defense of human rights in the world.
As Fox News indicated, the report of the commission created by Pompeo a year ago calls the attention of the international community to clarify that human rights are at the center of American foreign policy.
“America is fundamentally good and has much to offer the world, because our founders recognized the existence of God-given, unalienable rights and designed a durable system to protect them,” Pompeo said in the report.
According to The Guardian, the emphasis of Pompeo’s report is on the defense of property and religious freedom. “No one can enjoy the pursuit of happiness if you cannot own the fruits of your own labor, and no society—no society can retain its legitimacy or a virtuous character without religious freedom,” he said.
The commission’s document also questioned the United Nations for making a mockery of human rights by allowing regimes such as those in China, Cuba, Venezuela, or Libya to dominate the U.N. Human Rights Council.
“The United Nations Human Rights Council does the bidding of dictators and averts its gaze from the worst human rights offenses of our times,” the report stated.
The secretary of state said that unalienable rights in the home prove to be a beacon of hope for those men and women who pursue their own freedoms.
“Our promotion of rights may be possible to achieve through diplomatic tools, but it, from time to time, will certainly not be,” the official adds.
As Fox News pointed out, the Unalienable Rights Commission offers a roadmap for foreign policy in case President Donald Trump wins a second term in the next election.
The Trump administration has taken a number of steps to reject the violation of human rights around the world, addressing primarily the situation with China, whose relations have increasingly deteriorated.
The United States holds the Chinese Communist Party responsible for the negligence of the authorities in handling the pandemic of the CCP virus, the imposition of the repressive security law in Hong Kong or the indefinite situation of abuses in the Tibetan region.