The Associated Press reports:
In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters while dismissing reproductive and LGBTQ rights.
Blinken said a report prepared for former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that sought to pare down the number of freedoms prioritized in U.S. foreign policy was “unbalanced,” did not reflect Biden administration policies and would not guide them.
The report from Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights had been harshly criticized by human rights groups.
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Amen to this and the declaration from Secretary Blinken that all human rights are “universal and co-equal” and that there is “no hierarchy that makes some more important than others.”
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— Patrick Gaspard (@patrickgaspard) March 30, 2021