The “new” child support laws that have grabbed hold of the United States since the 1990’s are part of the growing international power of the United Nations. Many other “first world” nations, as well as ‘lesser’ nations, have adopted similar rules ascribing huge protections for children, while looting the pocketbooks of parents and their rights. Previously, under common law, children were the property of parents. As the United Nations has gained in power and influence, this has changed from nation to nation. This treaty completes the transition that began in 1933 by Franklin Roosevelt, which sets out that citizens are property of the state and that the state holds right to all property.
Nations that ratify this convention are bound to it by international law. Compliance is monitored by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is composed of members from countries around the world. Once a year, the Committee submits a report to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which also hears a statement from the CRC Chair, and the Assembly adopts a Resolution on the Rights of the Child.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. It was ratified on November 20, 1989 and is adopted by 193 nations (the United States is currently exempt). The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless any states other domestic legislation majority is an earlier age.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is the name given to a series of related children’s rights proclamations drafted by Save the Children founder Eglantyne Jebb in 1923. Jebb believed that the rights of a child should be especially protected and enforced and the first stipulations for child’s rights were drafted.
Jebb’s initial 1923 document consisted of the following criteria:
- The child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially and spiritually.
- The child that is hungry must be fed, the child that is sick must be nursed, the child that is backward must be helped, the delinquent child must be reclaimed, and the orphan and the waif must be sheltered and succored.
- The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress.
- The child must be put in a position to earn a livelihood, and must be protected against every form of exploitation.
- The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of its fellow men.
These ideas were adopted by the International Save the Children Union in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 23, 1923 and endorsed by the League of Nations General Assembly on November 26, 1924 as the World Child Welfare Charter. However, these proclamations were not enforceable by international law, but rather only guidelines for countries to follow. (UNICEF Corporate History) The original document is in the archives of the city of Geneva, which carries the signatures of various international delegates, including Jebb, Janusz Korczak, and Gustave Ador, a former President of the Swiss Confederation.
The SCIU (International Save the Children Union) merged into the International Union of Child Welfare by 1946, and this group pressed the newly formed United Nations to continue to work for war-scarred children and for adoption of the World Child Welfare Charter.
On November 20, 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a much expanded version as its own Declaration of the Rights of the Child during the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adding ten principles in place of the original five. November 20 has been adopted as the Universal Children’s Day. These statutes of law could be said to give the child a legal position of ‘godhood.’ Children have become the ultimate excuse to do anything that might seem beneficial.
On September 2, 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child became international law. The Convention consists of 54 articles that address the basic human rights children everywhere are entitled to: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are supposedly attributed the status as non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Today, you hear these same kind of things in U.S. government, spread as righteous propaganda. In 2009, Senator Barbara Boxer sought to ratify the treaty, even though the United States is currently functioning under the regime of the United Nations. The rights of parents have already been eroded in line with United Nations treaty except for the reporting function, resisting the public display of bowing to United Nation authority. The ‘law of the land’ had already been set by current statute.
Governments of countries that have ratified the Convention are required to report to, and appear before, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child periodically to be examined on their progress with regards to the advancement of the implementation of the Convention and the status of child rights in their country. Their reports and the committee’s written views and concerns are available on the committee’s website.
While the Bradley Amendment was brought into law by the U.S. Congress in 1986, it took the Convention on the Rights of the Child to make it real in your life today. Increasingly, the world has become a group of vassal states under United Nations rule.