The Strange Career of a Children’s Rights Treaty

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta

Stell Simonton

The vision of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is a world in which all children are respected, protected and have a fair start in life. Here, a boy looks at an exhibit on human rights in the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Sitting in the wings, unwilling to ratify the Children’s Rights Convention, were the United States and South Sudan, the only two holdouts among all the countries in the world, which is ironic since the United States was actively involved in drafting the Children’s Rights Convention 25 years ago . . .

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