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Topic - Steven Groves
If at first you don't succeed, try again. That seems to be the Obama administration's motto with respect to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Conservatives' deep-seated suspicion of the United Nations was on high display in the Senate Tuesday, when Republicans blocked ratification of a U.N. treaty aimed at ending discrimination against the disabled despite assurances it wouldn't affect U.S. sovereignty.
The Obama administration and Sen. John F. Kerry are pushing for Senate ratification of the controversial Law of the Sea Treaty amid heightened tensions over Chinese maritime aggressiveness stemming from the 1982 pact.
The last best hope of mankind. So the United Nations has been termed. If that's true, we should abandon hope. That doesn't mean the U.N. has no value, but it is a highly flawed organization operating well beyond its original purpose and current competence.
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Schaefer and Mr. Groves write, "became a tool for human rights abusers to block criticism of their own actions and stymie efforts to promote human rights."
"Major pieces of legislation include the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. U.S. law and the executive and judicial mechanisms available to enforce it meet or exceed the provisions of the CRPD," notes Steven Groves, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and one of America's leading specialists on the treaty.