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CHILD SOLDIERS


 It is immoral that adults should want children to fight their wars for them... There is simply no excuse, no acceptable argument for arming children

Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu


International Law and Standards

The Paris Commitments to protect children from unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups Consolidated Version (February 5-6, 2007)

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts (2000)

Security Council Resolution 1379 on Children and armed Conflict (2001)

Resolution 1261 adopted - Security Council Strongly Condemns Targeting of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict, including their Recruitment and Use as Soldiers

International Labour Organization Convention No.182 concerning the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (1999)

Country Reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Liechtenstein: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (December 2007)

Mongolia: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (November 2007)

Sierra Leone: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (August 2007)

Argentina: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (June 2007)

Poland: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (2007)

Turkey: First Country Report on the Optional Protocol on The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (2007)

Regional Agreements

The Paris Principles: Principles and Guidelines on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups (February 2007)

Amman Declaration on Child Soldiers (April 2001)

The Cape Town Principles (1997)

European Union Guidelines on Children in Armed Conflict (2003)

European Parliament Resolution on Child Soldiers (December 17, 1998)

Maputo Declaration on the Use of Child Soldiers (April 22, 1999)

OAS Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict (May 12, 2000)

Montevideo Declaration on the Use of Children as Soldiers (July 8, 1999)

Other Information

Children Protected Under International Law (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Child Soldiers World Map (United Nations)

Child Soldiers (Amnesty International)

Child Soldiers (Amnesty International USA)

Child Soldiers Resources (Quaker United Nations Office)

Children of Conflict (BBC World Service)

Impact of Armed Conflict on Children (Report by Graça Machel)

Statements and Resolutions on Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch)

Conferences

 Amman conference on the use of child soldiers (8-10 April 2001)  (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers)  

Latin American Child Conference addresses child soldiers (Report by Rachel Stohl) (July 15, 1999)

 
International Conference on War-Affected Children (Winnipeg, Canada) (September 2000)

Our Papers

 Child soldiers in the UK: Analysis of recruitment and deployment practices of under-18s and the CRC (Rachel Harvey, The Children and Armed Conflict Unit) (June 2002)


Articles and Analysis

 UN envoy hails Chad's action plan to end use of child soldiers (UN News Centre) (June 14, 2011)

 Ban calls for greater efforts to tackle child rights violations in Afghanistan (UN News Centre) (February 14, 2011)

 Afghanistan signs landmark agreement to release children in the national security forces (The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict) (February 3, 2011)

 UN sanctions 4 armed leaders in Congo (The Washington Post) (December 1, 2010)

 UN envoy deplores rising recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia (UN News Centre) (November 8, 2010)

 US: Khadr Sentencing Should Reflect Juvenile Status (Human Rights Watch) (October 25, 2010)

 Lubanga Trial Highlights Plight of Child Soldiers (International Criminal Court) (October 5, 2010)

 New Countries Endorse the Paris Commitments to End the Use of Child Combatants (The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict) (September 27, 2010)

 UN envoy hails 'landmark' day as more nations ban use of child soldiers (UN News Centre) (September 21, 2010)

 SUDAN: Southern child soldiers "need more opportunities" (IRIN) (September 9, 2010)

 South Sudan to end the use of child soldiers (BBC News) (August 31, 2010)

 Camp Delta's "good kid" fights for a second chance. In the third of his Guantanamo dispatches, Robert Verkaik reports on the treatment of its youngest detainee (The Independent) (August 12, 2010)

 Darfur Jem rebels to sign deal to stop child soldiers (BBC News) (July 21, 2010)

 Judges Order Lubanga's Release (International Criminal Court) (July 15, 2010)

 From Child Soldier to Head Girl (BBC World Service) (July, 2010)

 Setting the Right Priorities: Protecting Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Afghanistan (Watchlist) (June, 2010)

 UN envoy urges Security Council to punish recruiters of child soldiers (UN News Centre) (June 16, 2010)

 Children Carry Guns for U.S. Ally, Somalia (The New York Times) (June 13, 2010)

 UNICEF seeks to end use of child soldiers across Central Africa (UN News Centre) (June 7, 2010)

 A Sri Lankan re-education for Tamil child soldiers (BBC News) (June 5, 2010)

 The Lubanga Trial at the International Criminal Court (International Criminal Court) (June, 2010)

 Sri Lanka releases more child soldiers on the anniversary of war victory (ColomboPage) (May 19, 2010)

 Somali Militants Increasing Use of Child Soldiers (CBS News) (May 2, 2010)

 Omar Khadr turned down plea deal (Toronto Star) (April 28, 2010)

 Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation (UNICEF) (March, 2010)

 Ban says UN must aid Nepalese Government to reintegrate Maoist child soldiers (UN News Centre) (April 23, 2010)

 Colombia searches for 236 Youngsters Hidden by Militias (Latin American Herald Tribune) (April 12, 2010)

 Swapping guns for peace in South Sudan (BBC) (April 1, 2010)

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Coalition calls for end to Mai Mai child soldier recruitment and use (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (February 25, 2010)

 Nepal: UN hails release of all child soldiers by Maoists (UN News Centre) (February 8, 2010)

 Canadian Supreme Court Finds Guantánamo Detainee's Rights Were Violated (ACLU) (January 29, 2010)

 Former child soldiers leave Nepal camps (The Independent) (January 8, 2010)

 UN Official Urges Justice For Girl Soldiers (OSI) (January 7, 2010)

 Yemen's child soldiers go to war (UPI) (January 6, 2010)

 Nepal signs accord on release of child soldiers (AFP) (December 16, 2009)

 UN Sri Lankan child soldier call (BBC News) (December 11, 2009)

 
UNICEF welcomes renewed commitment by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army to prevent and end its association with children (UN News Centre) (July 31, 2009)

  Child soldiers: UN official welcomes action plan by Philippine rebel group (UN News Centre) (July 31, 2009)

  Report: Half Yemen’s Tribal Fighters are Children (The Media Line) (January 26, 2009)

  Child Soldiers: Global Report (Coalition Against the Use of Child Soldiers) (2008)

  Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan (UN Security Council) (November 10, 2008)

 On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF welcomes new initiative to aid children affected by conflict (UNICEF) (November 20, 2008)

 Human Rights Watch exposes India's child soldiers (Radio Australia) (September 6, 2008)

 Prevention of child recruitment and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups: Strategic framework for addressing the economic gap (IPEC) (December 2007)

 UN urges Sudan not to prosecute child rebels (AFP) (July 10, 2008)

 US: Respect rights of child detainees in Iraq (ReliefWeb) (May 21, 2008)

 International Efforts Still Failing Child Soldiers (HRW) (May 20, 2008)

 Child soldiers in Sri Lanka and their rehabilitation - The LTTE use of child soldiers (The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva) (May 21, 2008)

 Report: Conflicts using child soldiers declines (Associated Press) (May 21, 2008)

 Canadian becomes first child soldier since Nuremberg to stand trial for war crimes (The Independent) (May 07, 2008)

 Child-soldier defence in grenade attack tossed out (Vancouver Sun) (May 01, 2008)

 ICC seeks DR Congo's 'Terminator' (BBC) (April 29, 2008)

 Sri Lanka ex-rebel faction releases 28 child soldiers (Reuters) (April 25, 2008)

 Comment: Sudan's shame cannot go on (The Sunday Business Post) (April 20, 2008)

 TMVP hands over 11 kids to government for rehabilitation (Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) (April 10, 2008)

 Reuniting El Salvador's Missing Children with Their Families (IPS News) (April 8, 2008)

 Armed Forces are proud to to raise pupils’ awareness of career possibilities (The Sunday Times Online) (March 26, 2008)

 Teachers condemn MoD recruitment drives (The Sunday Times Online) (March 26, 2008)

Lawyers argue that US and Canada violated rights of Guantanamo terror suspect (The International Herald Tribune) (March 26, 2008)

 Profile: Somalia's Islamic 'lads' (BBC) (March 21, 2008)

Sold to be Soldiers: The Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers in Burma (Human Rights Watch) (October, 2007)

Forgotten Casualties of War: Girls in Armed Conflict (Save the Children) (2005)

 Stolen futures. The reintegration of children affected by armed conflict. (Save the Children) (November 9, 2007)

 Girl Mothers in Fighting Forces and Their Post-War Reintegration in Southern and Western Africa (The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center) (June, 2005)

 Children Not Soldiers (The Save the Children Fund) (December, 2001)

 The Voices of Girl Child Soldiers (Quno) (October, 2002)

 Africa: Child-Soldiers in the Making? (All Africa) (March 11, 2008)

 UN: Security Council Should Act Against Child Recruiters (CRIN) (February 12, 2008)

 Is the world failing a generation of child soldiers? (Reuters) (February 12, 2008)

 UN: Security Council Should Act Against Child Recruiters (Reuters) (February 12, 2008)

 Canadian terror suspect Khadr was shot by U.S. forces before capture: witness (The Canadian Press) (February 4, 2008)

 Statement by UNICEF concerning the case of Omar Khadr (UNICEF) (February 2, 2008)

'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video (BBC News) (February 7, 2008)

300,000 child soldiers forced into combat: UN (ABC News Australia) (January 31, 2008)

Training of 'child soldiers' condemned (Bangkok Post) (January 28, 2008)

More needs to be done for child soldiers, says UN official (The Age) (December 14, 2007)

UN hears call to help child soldiers (Reuters) (October 1, 2007)

Cote d'Ivoire: Sexual crimes against children continue with "alarming frequency" - UN (IRIN) (September 11, 2007)

First glimmers of hope for child soldiers (Cape Times) (August 27, 2007)

Another Side of Child-Soldiering: Girls (Associated Press) (August 25, 2007)

Study: Child Soldiers Suffer from Emotional Stress for Years (VOA News) (April 20, 2007)

Disarming the children (National Post) (March 07, 2007)

Stolen kids turned into terrifying killers (CNN) (February 12, 2007)

The Paris Commitments to protect children from unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups (5-6 February, 2007)

60 countries pledge to help end use of child soldiers (CBC News) (February 6, 2007)

Nations make child soldier pledge (BBC News) (February 6, 2007)

Child soldiers 'are a time bomb' (BBC News) (February 5, 2007)

Child soldiers being actively recruited as frontline fodder in at least 13 countries (International Save the Children Alliance) (February 5, 2007)

Conference Aims to Help Child Soldiers (Associated Press) (February 5, 2007)

Child soldiers still recruited 10 years after pact (Reuters) (February 5, 2007)

The making, and unmaking, of a child soldier (International Herald Tribune) (January 14, 2007)

Next Steps for the UN Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (November 2006)

Victims, Perpetrators or Heroes? Child Soldiers before the International Criminal Court (The Redress Trust) (September 2006)

Child Soldier Newsletter Issue 14 (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (Winter 2005/2006)

Use of Child Soldiers Sparks Global Debate (Forward) (May 6, 2005)

120,000 Girls Believed To Be Child Soldiers (VOA) (April 25, 2005)

Jenny Kuper: We have finally begun to care about child soldiers (The Independent) (March 29, 2005)

Security Council to consider Annan's action plan on ending child soldier recruitment (UN News Centre) (February 23, 2005)

Full Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (United Nations) (February 9, 2005)

Child Soldiers Global Report 2004 (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (2004)

When Children Affected by War Go Home: Lessons learned from Liberia (Save the Children) (December 2003)

The reintegration of child ex-combatants in Sierra Leone with particular focus on the needs of females Allison Bennett (September 2002)

Child soldiers, displacement and human security Lisa Alfredson in Disarmament Forum: Children and Security (2002 no.3).

Child soldier asks UN for help (BBC News) (November 21, 2001)

Child Soldiers 1379 Report (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (November 2002)

The Limits of Individualism: What Constitutes an Effective Form of the Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers into Society after Civil War? (Afua Twum-Danso) (2000)

Sexual Exploitation of Child Soldiers: An exploration and analysis of global dimensions and trends (Dr. Lisa Alfredson, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers)

Olara Otunnu Calls For New Body to End Child-Soldier Abuse (Agence France-Presse) (August 1, 2001)

Sri Lankans urged to multiply for war (BBC News) (June 19, 2001)

Children still abused by African armies (BBC) (June 12, 2001)

Child soldiers in Myanmar's front line (CNN) (June 12, 2001)

Rehabilitating Sudan's boy soldiers (BBC) (May 4, 2001)

Never again: Children should not fight adults' wars Amman Conference on the Use of Children as Soldiers in the Middle East and North Africa (Unicef and Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (April 10, 2001)

Child Soldiers in the Firing Line (BBC News) (April 8, 2001)

Child Soldiers: Criminals or Victims? (Amnesty International) (December 22, 2000)

War Games (Kellie Anderson) (World Hunger Education Service)

Girls With Guns: An Agenda on Child Soldiers For "Beijing Plus Five" Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Welcomes Agreement To Raise Minimum Age For Participation In Conflict To 18 Years (January 21, 2000)

International community welcomes the agreement to raise the minimum age for participation in conflict to 18 years (Human Rights Watch) (January 22, 2000)

Recruitment and deployment of child soldiers -  The beginning of the end? Comment on Draft Optional Protocol (Rachel Harvey - The Children and Armed Conflict Unit) (February 29, 2000)

Child Soldiers: Governments Agree to Ban Use of Child Combatants but Treaty Fails to Prohibit All Recruitment of Under-18's (Amnesty International January 21, 2000)

UNICEF hails raising of military age (Unicef Information Newsline) (January 24, 2000)

Clinton Hailed for Signing Ban on Child Combatants (Human Rights Watch) (July 5, 2000)

UN Passes Protocols Against Child Soldiers And Prostitution (Child Labour News Service) (May 15, 2000)

New plea to ban child soldiers (BBC News) (May 18, 2000)

New Child Soldiers Ban Adopted By General Assembly (The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (May 25, 2000)

Child Labour Convention Sets Ratification Record (Child Labour News Service) (June 15, 2000)

Child Combatants: The road to recovery (Weekly Defense Monitor, Volume 2, Issue No. 36)

International Efforts Address Use of Child Soldiers (Weekly Defense Monitor, Volume 2, Issue 27)

Nelson Mandela And Graça Machel To Lead Global Children's Initiative (Child Labour News Service) (May 15, 2000)

Fighting against child soldiers (BBC News) (May 17, 2000)

Rawlings Calls For Joint Action Against Child Soldiers (Child Labour News Service) (May 15, 2000)

UNICEF calls for protection of children in armed conflict (Unicef Information Newsline) (April  30, 1999)

Wounded Children (BBC News)

The Invisible Soldiers: Child Combatants (Weekly Defense Monitor, Volume 4, Issue No. 26)

The Culture of Children With Guns (Weekly Defense Monitor, Volume 2, Issue No. 12)

Stop Using Child Soldiers by Stefania Capodaglio


Country or Region Specific

Africa


Ugandan rebel group allegedly still recruiting children – UN report

 

UN urges Sudan not to prosecute child rebels

 

 Chad: Child Soldiers Forcibly Mobilised Not Demobilised (IRIN) (December 26, 2007)

 Record numbers of child soldiers drafted into Congo war (The Independent) (December 24, 2007)

 Former child soldiers trade guns for textbooks in rural Southern Sudan (UNICEF) (October 15, 2007)

 UNICEF calls for prompt return of children and women in LRA captivity (UNICEF) (August 26, 2007)

 Journey of a former child soldier (Cayman Net News) (August 10, 2007)

 UN body urges end to use of child soldiers in Uganda and Somalia (UN News Centre) (July 20, 2007)

 Chad: Government Keeps Children in Army Ranks (Human Rights Watch) (July 16, 2007)

 Early to War: Child Soldiers in the Chad Conflict (Human Rights Watch) (July 2007)

 Vocational training helps reintegrate Liberia's former child soldiers (Unicef) (July 3, 2007)

 Central African Republic signed child soldiers reintegration agreement (Unicef) (June 16, 2007)

 Child soldiers swap guns for pens in Central African Republic (Reuters) (June 16, 2007)

 Child soldiers found in Somali capital, UNICEF says (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) (June 8, 2007)

 Chad demobilises child soldiers (BBC News) (May 9, 2007)

 Former Child Soldiers Seek Redemption (The Washington Post) (April 19, 2007)

 3,021 child soldiers demobilised in Burundi (AngolaPress) (March 14, 2007)

 Congo called to reintegrate child soldiers fast (Reuters) (March 07, 2007)

 DR Congo: UN envoy on children in conflict on mission to protect youngsters (United Nations News Service) (March 05, 2007)

 Sudan child soldiers struggle to give up guns-UN (Reuters) (February 08, 2007)

 Escaping the battle: From child soldier to poster boy (The Independent) (January 22, 2007)

 Child soldiers caught in chaos of Somalia (Associated Press) (January 13, 2007)

 Child Soldiers Being Recruited in Somalia, Say Humanitarian Agencies (VOA News) (January 12, 2007)

 Criminal charge in child soldier case a milestone in protecting children (UNICEF) (March 18, 2006)

 Three Thousand Child Soldiers Sent Home (News24) (March 24, 2005)

 Uganda's child soldiers trapped in vicious cycle of war, UNICEF says (UN News Centre) (February 17, 2005)

 Ugandan army recruiting children (BBC News) (February 15, 2005)

 Insecurity, poverty leaves northern children vulnerable to military recruitment - UNICEF (IRIN News) (August 18, 2004)

 Child Soldiering in Africa By Arthur Serota presented at the Africa University/Institute for Peace, Leadership and Governance conf/seminar on Peacekeeping (May 28, 2004)

 Reintegrating child soldiers in DR Congo: fears for the girls (AFP) April 14, 2004)

 Boy soldier 'recruited' at the age of 6 (The Times) (March 30, 2004)

 Child Soldiers in Southern Africa (Institute for Security Studies)

 Using Children In Armed Conflict: A Legitimate African Tradition? (Institute for Security Studies)

 Press Briefing By Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict On Recent Visit to West Africa (UN Press Briefing) (July 24, 2003)

 No-one fighting for Angola's child soldiers (BBC News) (November 19, 2002)

 Democratic Republic of the Congo: Reluctant Recruits: Children and Adults Forcibly Recruited for Military Service In North Kive (Human Rights Watch) (May 2001)

 Democratic Republic of the Congo: Torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment (OMCT) (October 17, 2001)

 Congo Rebel Group Forces Children into Army (Human Rights Watch) (May 29, 2001)

 Congo: Don't Execute the Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch) (May 2, 2001)

 UN finds Congo child soldiers (BBC News) (February 21, 2001)

 Liberia's child fighters await endgame (The Times) (July 27, 2003)

 Sierra Leone's Former Child Soldiers Struggle To Adjust (Child Labour News Service) (July 15, 2002)

 Sierra Leone: Child soldiers to swap guns for PCs (BBC News) (March 25, 2002)

 Sierra Leone: The battle for childhood (BBC News) (January 26, 2001)

 Sierra Leone: The Statute of the Special Court must make all recruitment of children under 15 a crime (Amnesty International) (October 20, 2000)

 Press Release: From the Desk of the National Coalition for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Child, Sierra Leone (Comment - trying children aged 15-18 for war crimes in the Special Court in Sierra Leone) (NCPPRC) (October 2000)

 Uganda: 'They tied me up and hacked off my lips' (The Times) (July 19, 2003)

 Uganda: Sudan urged to help free abducted children (IRIN) (July 12, 2000)

 SOS Emergency Relief Programme in Gulu, Uganda (SOS Kinderdorf International)


Americas


Overcoming Lost Childhoods: Lessons learned from the rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers in Colombia (Y Care International) (2008)

 Canadian Bar Association moves to support rights of Khadr (The Globe and Mail) (August 11, 2007)

 Violence in Rio de Janeiro: Child Soldiers in the Drug Wars (Spiegel) (February 08, 2007)

 Paraguay: No Child's Play - underage recruitment into the armed forces must stop (Amnesty International) (April 05, 2001)

 US: No Child Unrecruited Should the military be given the names of every high school student in America? (Mother Jones Magazine) (November/December 2002)

 US Senate Votes to Ratify Child Soldiers Protocol

 If US opposes child labor - why not child soldiers? (Human Rights Watch)

 Child Soldiers used by all sides in Colombia's Armed Conflict (Human Rights Watch) (1998)


Asia and Pacific

 Burma 'acting on child soldiers' (BBC News) (January 30, 2008)

 Training of 'child soldiers' condemned (Bangkok Post) (January 28, 2008)

 Defence seeks dismissal on grounds Khadr was child soldier (Canwest News) (January 17, 2008)

 Nepal: Challenges of reintegrating former child soldiers (IRIN) (December 31, 2007)

 Rights Groups Silent over LTTE Child Soldiering Despite Credible Evidence – Defence Spokesman (The Media Centre for National Security - Sri Lanka) (November 14, 2007)

 Committee to investigate children in armed conflict (The Government of Sri Lanka) (August 29, 2007)

 Child soldier survivor (The Scotsman) (August 18, 2007)

 Burma's Army to Stop Recruiting Child Soldiers (Inter Press Service) (July 03, 2007)

 Burma to Work Closer With UNICEF to Address Issue of Child Soldiers (VOA News) (June 29, 2007)

 Sri Lanka: UNICEF cautiously welcomes Tigers' release of child soldiers (IRIN) (June 19, 2007)

 Afghanistan: Global outcry at Taliban's use of boy in filmed beheading (The Guardian) (April 25, 2007)

 Nepal: Maoists still holding child soldiers (IRIN News) (February 21, 2007)

 Nepal: Maoists Should Release Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch) (February 01, 2007)

 Children in the Ranks: The Maoists' Use of Child Soldiers in Nepal (Human Rights Watch) (February 2007)

 Child soldiers 'still recruited by Maoists' (IRIN) (January 11, 2007)

 UN plea to Tigers on child troops (BBC) (February 14, 2006)

 LTTE must halt recruitment of child soldiers (Refugees International) (March 21, 2005)

 UN seeks Tamil Tiger travel ban (BBC) (February 10, 2005)

The Case of X: A Child Prosecuted For Crimes against Humanity (Judicial System Monitoring Programme) (January 2005)

 UNICEF Sri Lankan child soldiers statistics: Under-age Recruitment as of 31st Jan 2005 | Age Analysis at the Time of Recruitment - North and East | Age Analysis at the Time of Recruitment - North and East | Recruitment Gender Analysis | Recruitment and Re-recruitment after January 2002 | Direct Releases and Transit Centre Releases after January 2002 (January 2004)

 Unicef urges demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers (Unicef Press Centre)

 Adult wars, child soldiers: voices of children involved in armed conflict in the East Asia and Pacific region (Full Report) (UNICEF) (October 30, 2002)

 Asia-Pacific conference: Don't arm those who use children as war weapons (International Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (May 18, 2000)

 Asia Closes Behind Africa In Use Of Child Soldiers (Child Labour News Service) (May 15, 2000)

Europe

 Teachers reject 'Army propaganda' (BBC News) (March 25, 2008)

Informed choice? Armed forces recruitment practice in the United Kingdom (InformedChoice)

 United Kingdom: Army 'targeting poorer schools' (BBC News) (December 4, 2006)

 United Kingdom: Review of the Recruitment and Treatment of Under-18s Into the UK Armed Forces (House of Commons Defence Committee) (March 14, 2005)

 United Kingdom: UNICEF questions UK's right to deploy child soldiers in cases of 'genuine military need' (UNICEF) (July 23, 2003)

 United Kingdom: Army leads suicides for young men (The Times) (July 17, 2003)

 United Kingdom: United Kingdom: Boy soldiers banned from conflict (BBC News) (March 29, 2002)

 United Kingdom: UK 'shamed' over teenage soldiers (BBC News) (June 12, 2001)

 United Kingdom: The United Kingdom's declaration upon signing the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (signed September 7, 2000) (UN Doc CRC/C/16 Annex IV)

Middle East and North Africa

 Iraq: 'Children used' in Iraq bombing (BBC News) (March 20, 2007)

 Iraq: U.N. reports children used as combatants in Iraq (CNN) (January 19, 2006)

Use of Children in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Perspective on Child Soldiers (Defence for Children International - Palestine Section) (July 2004)

 Never Again: Children Should Not Fight in Adult Wars (Amman Conference) (UNICEF and Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers) (April 10, 2001)



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