PolitiFact  |  November 15, 2015

Lawrence Gostin is the director of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Gostin said the convention lacks teeth.

“These international obligations are vague and unenforceable so really don’t translate into a ‘right’ in all states,” Gostin said.

For Gostin, the test of a nation’s commitment should be measured by the facts on the ground.

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