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Policy Brief: To Support Children’s Rights Domestically and Internationally, the United States Must Ratify the UNCRC

By USCRI October 18, 2022

As we look forward to Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2022, USCRI explores the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in this week’s policy brief.

The UNCRC is the most widely adopted human rights pact in the world, signed and ratified by every country recognized by the U.N., except the United States. The treaty was the first to establish international standards on the rights of children. If the United States wants to continue to promote child rights internationally, and affirm the rights of children domestically, the country must ratify the UNCRC. Additionally, USCRI recommends that the United States change its state laws to be in line with the treaty, and that Congress pass a law to make family separation at the border illegal.

Click here to read the full Policy and Advocacy Report by USCRI.


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