Overcoming Religious Objections to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Smolin, David M.
Cumberland School of Law.
Emory International Law Review
Vol. 20, No. 1 , p. 81-110
This essay notes that the United States is virtually the only nation that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), describes the objections to the CRC commonly mentioned by some religious conservatives, and then suggests the kinds of reservations, understandings, and declarations that could logically overcome these objections. 73 references.
ethics; religion; intercountry adoption; churches role; parent child relationships; human trafficking; child abuse; corporal punishment; parental role; childrens rights; Hague Convention