The Catholic University of America

CUA Law Professor Robert Destro had a Confirmation Hearing on March 27, 2019, for his nomination as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

"I am honored, humbled and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to serve our country as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.  If confirmed, I will join a great team.  I also thank all of my colleagues and students here at The Catholic University of America, whose help, support and constructive criticism has so profoundly shaped my perspective on the important issues facing our nation and the world.

My immediate task is to make myself available for questioning by the members of the United States Senate, who are charged by the Constitution with the solemn duty to provide their advice and consent. I look forward to that process, and ask that all who are interested in this critically important area of foreign policy to pray for me, the Senators, and the President as that process begins," Destro said.

Click here to view his testimony.

Robert Destro  

Professor Robert A. Destro's
Areas of Expertise

International Human Rights

Freedom of Religion, Speech,
and Association


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