"Regarding the claim that the Convention can override the U.S. Constitution, the Supremacy Law of the U.S. Constitution establishes that no treaty can override the Constitution. In addition, the Convention does not grant any international body enforcement authority over the U.S. or its citizens but only obligates the parties to the Convention to submit periodic reports regarding how the provisions of the treaty are progressing."
With all due respect, Mr. Chelala, TPP certainly does override the U.S. Constitution... but then, so does the NDAA and other "laws" put in place to supposedly counter Terrorist threats. What they don't protect against are the threats lodged from within... The Inside Job equivalent aimed at eviscerating Civil Liberties.
In response to this laudable set of goals:
"The Convention calls for all children, including those with disabilities, to be free from violence and abuse, and compels governments to provide them with adequate nutrition and health care. At the same time, the Convention demands that children have equal treatment regardless of gender, race or cultural background and have the right to express their opinions and have freedom of thought in matters affecting them."
If these rights were in place to institute equal treatment regardless of gender, how could 195 states sign on? Much of the Arab world hardly consigns to women or girls the rights reserved for males? And how could nations like India guarantee food and health care to their impoverished millions?
Is this convention more like a North Star serving to guide the ships of state? How many honestly come close to meeting these ideal goals?