To questions Stephen's position I would say that It's part and parcel of UN conventions that they override a nation's soveriegnty in some aspects, and that this is a good thing, whilst is also brings about unintended consequences where judges may then reinterpret the constitution against the will of the public. This process does undermine the strenght of a constitution as a 'timeless' document to restrain the scope of government over the people
-Rights of a child
-Right to Life
stand as a good safety net above dictators, whilst we live in peaceful times there is always a threat of a leader going rouge.