1/28/2006

US and Somalia only countries that refuse to sign Child Bill of Rights

If it was an unborn you would hear the crocodile tears of the reich wing, but since we are talking about real, fully alive children they can care less if the kids get raped, brutalized, forced to join the army at 7... Compassionate Conservatism: only exists to force others to do as GOP says. When it costs the GOP a dime, forget it! -- law


Jolie 'ashamed' over US stalling on children's rights DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 27, 2006 (AFP) - Hollywood actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie said Friday she was "ashamed" that the United States still had not signed a UN charter on protecting children's rights. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jolie -- a UN goodwill ambassador -- said a lot of things about her country had shocked her over the past few years. "I am absolutely ashamed" Washington has not formally ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child," she said."Being an American I think it's horrible. I think Congress should ratify that. If we really care about that how dare we not ratify it?" The United States signed the convention in 1995, but apart from Somalia is the only country not yet to have ratified the treaty. (Posted @ 18:30 PST)

- DAWN - Latest Stories; January 27, 2006

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