Friday, March 3, 2017

Rex Tillerson skips State Department’s annual announcement on human rights, alarming advocates

Carol Morello,

Image from article, with caption: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised during his confirmation hearing he would promote human rights as a core American value.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who during his confirmation hearings repeatedly vowed to promote human rights as a core American value, alarmed human rights advocates when he did not appear in person to present the State Department’s annual human rights report, released Friday. ...
Tillerson’s absence underscored how the former ExxonMobil executive remains more comfortable with an aloof, corporate style of governance than the public diplomacy practiced by his predecessors. ...

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