May 23, 2012
Obama Looks to Cancel Treaty
Since 2009, after the Obama administration put into effect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities first authorized by the United Nations. US Senate is looking to initiate the law for final notification. However, final Senate approval is needed to make practice legal.
“The rights of Americans with disabilities should not end at our nation’s shores,” Obama wrote in his request to the Senate. “Ratification of the disabilities convention by the United States would position the United States to occupy the global leadership role to which our domestic record already attests.”
This convention is set up to promote expansion for allowance of community access and improve living conditions for approximately 650+ worldwide for people with physical/mental challenges. It’s the first new human rights convention in the 21st century.
President Obama recently sent the treaty to be ended. It is customary to cancel any treaty in full for approval before reaching the Senate. This explains the years of passage before the treaty was signed.Treaty Ratification: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/05/18/obama-urges-senate-treaty/15654/