US: Admin Launching New Human Rights Panel Pushing for “Natural Law”

The Trump administration is set to launch a new human rights panel stressing “natural law,” leading to fears that it could be used to curtail the rights of the LGBTQ community, women, and others.

The State Department quietly published a notice on Thursday announcing the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which will advise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The Commission will provide the Secretary of State advice and recommendations concerning international human rights matters,” it reads. “The Commission will provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.”

It will meet at least once a month, according to the document.

The notice’s language, taken with the administration’s championing of religious freedom initiatives at homeand abroad, as well as its record of rolling back LGBTQ rights, has created concern it could be used to create policy from a faith-based perspective at the expense of human rights outside of religious liberty. Read more via New Now Next