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December 7th, 2012
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Thornburgh: 'Pure Fantasy'

UN Disability treaty proponent Dick Thornburgh says it would have no effect whatsoever in the U.S., but would help 650 million worldwide.


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  1. Norma Carey

    I agree with the concept of a UN treaty concerning people with disabilities. IIn the meantime, USA "harmonization" with Codex Alimentariius may be an example of our signing an international treaty that later affected laws and policies in this country. In approx. 1994, the USA signed onto the WTO-coordinated General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which was called the GATT Treaty at the time. The treaty stipulated that the signing nations harmonize their laws with CODEX, that they comply with the policies of the Codex Commission and that they agree that the harmonization process is overseen by the WHO.. Officially, the UN is only tangentially involved but you may determine that the situation warrants some consideration as treaties are discussed. I am NOT an attorney and cannot weigh in at that level. FYI, more information is available on the internet when you put "dietary supplements" into a search engine rather than "Codex."

    December 8, 2012 at 1:36 am |