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What Do You Think Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child

The UN Convention on The Rights of The Child?

So, if the USA Ratified the Convention, they would have to release our birth records to us! I'd love to hear the excuse the Country has for not ratifying this Convention, as other countries have done. Very interesting - "land of the free", eh? I DON'T FEEL FREE! Hmmmmmpf!

Yes, I was born and adopted in the USA

What is the purpose of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights for children —civil, cultural, economic, political and social.It is a recognition by world leaders that children have human rights and people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not.By agreeing to undertake the obligations of the Convention governments across the world have committed themselves to protecting and ensuring children’s rights and to hold themselves accountable for this commitment before the international community.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child?

http://childrightscampaign.org/crcindex.htm

Should the US ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

It's probably because of the part that says you can't spank your children.  It's a popular part of the American culture to hit our kids when they anger us or do something wrong.  It's funny that hitting and spanking an adult will get you arrested for assault, but it's okay to do that to little children who can't defend themselves.A lot of people swear that hitting their kids teach them...things.  It taught me to fear my father and it taught me how to hate, so i...guess it worked?  Americans are going to have to lose the idea that hitting children is a good way to discipline before this UN resolution is ratified.

What are the childrens rights?

Children do have rights. There are numerous laws governing how children may be treated, though they do not enjoy full citizen's rights until they are 18.

Someone above mentioned the UN Children's rights convention - maybe the US didn't ratify it because it would make spankings illegal (Article 19). Most of the other points are already US law.

http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Protecti...