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December 2011 Blog Posts (1)

Worldwide Child Soldiers Issue

Worldwide Child Soldiers Issue

 

The recruitment and use of children under 15 years old as soldiers is a war crime while the participation of children under 18 years old in armed conflict is prohibited under international law.  Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of children are recruited in government forces or armed rebel groups.  Most of them are between 13 and 18 years of age (Amnesty International, 2011).  Some are as young as 8 years of age (Human Rights Watch,…

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Added by Karen Tam on December 18, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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