U.S. Warming to Child Rights Convention

Obama administration officials say efforts are underway to get the U.S. signed on to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty, which allows countries to sign on in whole or in part, affirms that children have the basic rights to education, health care and protection from abuse. Every U.N. member except the U.S. and Somalia has ratified it. The Clinton administration signed it in 1995 but never submitted the treaty to the Senate for approval, amid warnings from senators that the motion would fail to achieve the two-thirds majority needed. Opponents charge the treaty would […]

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