Fear of international treaties

August 27th, 2006 § 0 comments


“Despite having a heavy hand in negotiations, the United States says it will not sign a global treaty codifying the rights of people with disabilities”

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The fact that this is about people with disabilities is besides the point. You could change the last part of the quote to anything and it would sound true to the US’s attitude to the world at the moment.
The US is negotiating a treaty that it is not going to participate in. Why would somebody do such a thing?
To free them from reponsibility when it suits and to lock others into a certain behaviour that favours themselves, ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ to quote a cliche.

Later in the article it does mention that the USA has federal, local & state level laws that to assist citizens with disabilities.
If so, shouldn’t be a problem signing then.
None of us want to lose our sovereignty, but sometimes, you need to put your money where your mouth is.


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