S.Res. 519 (111th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the primary safeguard for the well-being and protection of children is the family, and that the primary safeguards for the legal rights of children in the United States are the Constitutions of the United States and the several States, and that, because the use of international treaties to govern policy in the United States on families and children is contrary to principles of self-government and federalism, and that, because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child undermines traditional principles of law in the United States regarding parents and children, the President should not transmit the Convention to the Senate for its advice and consent.

Introduced:
May 10, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jim DeMint
Senator from South Carolina
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 10, 2010
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 99 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2011

H.Res. 1376 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 19, 2010

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on May 10, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 10, 2010
Referred to Committee May 10, 2010
 
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Cosponsors
30 cosponsors (30R) (show)
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5/10/2010--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that:
(1) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, laws, and traditions;
(2) the Convention would undermine presumptions of freedom and independence for U.S. families;
(3) the Convention would interfere with the principles of U.S. sovereignty, independence, and self-government that preclude the propriety of adopting international law to govern domestic matters; and
(4) the President should not transmit the Convention to the Senate for its advice and consent.

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