Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 4/4/16: The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Of the 197 members of the United Nations, only the U.S. has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1989, the CRC is now the most widely ratified international treaty. The CRC would also become the first universally ratified human rights treaty if the U.S. ratified it. President Clinton signed the treaty in 1995 but it has yet to be submitted to the Senate for the two-thirds vote required for ratification.


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