20 Things You Need to Know About the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

from ParentalRights.org

Ten things you need to know about the structure of the CRC:

  • It is a treaty which creates binding rules of law.  It is no mere statement of altruism.
  • Its effect would be binding on American families, courts, and policy-makers.
  • Children of other nations would not be impacted or helped in any direct way by our    ratification.
  • The CRC would automatically override almost all American laws on children and families because of the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause in Article VI.
  • The CRC has some elements that are self-executing, while others would require implementing legislation.  Federal courts would have the power to determine which provisions were self-executing...


Ten things you need to know about the substance of the CRC:

  • Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
  • The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.
  • A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
  • According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.
  • Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure…

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