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Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Featured, International, Law, Politics | 9 comments

US Senate Fails to Ratify UN Treaty on Disabilities

US Senate fails to ratify UN treaty on disabilities (via AFP)

The US Senate on Tuesday failed to ratify the UN convention protecting the rights of the disabled, a treaty whose approval would create no change in US law but encountered Republican resistance. Lawmakers voted 61-38 in favor of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but fell short…