United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Background and Policy Issues [April 1, 2009] [open pdf - 291KB]
From the Summary: "This report provides an overview of CRC's [Convention on the Rights of the Child] background and structure and examines evolving U.S. policy toward the Convention, including past and current Administration positions and congressional perspectives. The report also highlights issues for the 111th Congress, including the Convention's possible impact on federal and state laws, U.S. sovereignty, parental rights, and U.S. family planning and abortion policy. It also addresses the effectiveness of CRC in protecting the rights of children internationally and its potential use as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy."
CRS Report for Congress, R40484