Post Tagged with: "UNCRC"

August 24, 2010 05:38

Protecting Parents’ Rights from Activist Judges

A campaign is underway this month to draw attention for the need to act now against potential ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Toward that end, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) has sponsored S. Res. 519, which currently has 30 co-sponsors. By signing S. Res. 519, these Senators have publicly stated their opposition to ratification of the UNCRC. “If the government or the international community can tell you how to raise your children here in America,” DeMint asks, “is there anything that’s off limits?”

May 18, 2010 17:56

Supreme Court sites international law in juvenile life sentence case

The Court cited the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other international law to buttress its constitutional interpretation. “It is bad enough for the Supreme Court to engage in judicial activism. It is far worse when the justices employ international law in support of their far-reaching edicts,” said Michael Farris, chairman of HSLDA. “We have not ratified the UN child’s rights treaty–its provisions should not be finding their way into Supreme Court decisions.”