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January 10, 2017

Key Questions for the Trump Administration’s Senate Confirmation Hearings

Over the course of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump expressed hostility to human rights norms and called into question whether the United States should continue to promote its values abroad.

This week, the Senate will hold confirmation hearings for eight of Trump’s nominees. It is imperative that senators question these individuals on their commitment to fundamental principles of human rights. Americans—and the rest of the world—are seeking reassurance that the new administration will govern in accordance with laws and principles and leave behind the heated rhetoric of the campaign season.