The United States and Europe share common values around human rights. It makes our alliance strong, our democracies vibrant and our bonds durable. It also places special responsibilities on us to advocate for these rights internationally.
Secretary of State Tony Blinken recently spoke of the importance of alliances and the Administration’s human rights policies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Yet to ensure consequences for violators in concrete ways, the United States needs a bolder approach. If the United States, Britain and Germany agreed to coordinate human rights promotion across all facets of our diplomatic, security and trade relations, it would create a game-changing alliance for human rights.