Application of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to the United States

Susan P. Limber, Brian L. Wilcox

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This article raises and reviews the Constitutional and political issues likely to be considered as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (U.N. General Assembly, 1989) moves toward ratification within the U.S. Senate. After reviewing four key areas of potential conflict with U.S. law (provisions related to juvenile justice, education, religious freedom, and definitions of the child), the authors conclude that political rather than genuine Constitutional issues pose the greatest barrier to ratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1246-1250
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1996


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