US Stands as Sole UN State Refusing to Ratify Child Rights Convention / Sputnik International

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Congrats to #Somalia, the 196th nation to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child! http://uni.cf/1KVUljs 

— UNICEF (@UNICEF) 1:15 PM – 3 Oct 2015

The convention entered into force 25 years ago, in September 1990, and since then 196 countries have joined this “most widely ratified international human rights treaty,” as the UN Committee for Human Rights describes the CRC.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes #Somalia‘s ratification of the @UN Convention on Rights of Child http://bit.ly/1MOcPW2 #CRC@UNrightswire@UNSomalia

— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) 9:48 AM – 2 Oct 2015 · Queens, NY, United States

The shocking fact is that the US is the sole member of the United Nations that has refused to ratify it.

@BarackObama why has the United States not signed onto the Convention for the Rights of the Child?

— Maggie Dimock (@MaggieDimock12) 8:33 PM – 27 Sep 2015

Experts list various reasons to explain why the United States continues to hold out…

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