The Treaty to Block Parental Rights – CRPD

From TheBrennerBrief.com:

UN logoYesterday the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the treaty. The White House expressed its dissatisfaction saying, in part, “We are disappointed that the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans today blocked the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would enshrine American standards that have been developed through decades of bipartisan cooperation.”

The treaty is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations to protect individuals with disabilities. Parties are bound Under the Convention to ensure that disabled people enjoy the same human rights as their counterparts without disabilities, and full equality under the law.

Kerry Urges Approval Of Convention On Rights Of Persons With DisabilitiesProponents of the treaty claim it would have helped “individuals with disabilities around the world obtain the rights and protections we have here in the United States. The ratification of this treaty would have unified us with millions of disability advocates, family members and self-advocates of all nations,” said Peter Burns, CEO of The Arc. He went on to say that The Arc will continue to fight for this legislation. Senator John Kerry and former Senator Bob Dole [...]

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December 5, 2012 · 10:33 pm

3 responses to “The Treaty to Block Parental Rights – CRPD

  1. Pingback: The Treaty to Block Parental Rights – CRPD | amandakmelson

  2. RobertX

    “Proponents of the treaty claim it would have helped “individuals with disabilities around the world obtain the rights and protections we have here in the United States.”

    There was no need for us to ratify it then right? This removes our authority and places it at the UN. No thank you. That is two strikes. There are items in there (abortion) that should not be in there. Strike three. There was no reason to have to ratify this treaty. The US is already providing the protections it provides.

  3. Precisely. There was no reason to ratify it. Nor will there be any reason to ratify it in 2013, but John Kerry vows that’s exactly what he’s going to do. Supposedly, once they’re out of the lame duck session and past the ‘fiscal cliff,’ more Republicans will sign the treaty. It’s imperative we stay on top of this and let our senators know we are opposed to the treaty.

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