An excerpt from a letter about the CRC:
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted in 1989 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Nations that ratify the agreement affirm that certain basic human rights apply to children as they do adults and commit to uphold these basic rights.
These rights include the right to life; protection from abuse, torture, and exploitation; protection from enslavement and trafficking; age-appropriate freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; protection against military conscription; protection against illegal imprisonment and capital punishment; and access to education and health services.
The treaty affirms the special status of children as vulnerable people requiring special safeguards and protections.
The US is one of two nations that has not adopted this. The other is Somalia.
Should the US ratify the CRC?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Carpy at 2:20 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 2:56 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 3:02 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
age-appropriate freedom of thought, conscience, and religion;
Who decides what is age appropriate????????????????
Given that parents are obviously incapable so far?
Where do these morons get this ridiculous stuff?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:03 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:10 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:16 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
WHY would you want the UN to make rules and laws about your children? We have laws in place to protect children, and many of the countries that HAVE signed it allow horrible human rights abuses on their citizens, including the children.
The UN is a corrupt, toothless tiger that has no right to dictate how our country is run, IMO.
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:25 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
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