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"Old enough to kill but too young to vote" Draft optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts

, Index number: IOR 51/001/1998

With this paper AI wants to draw attention to abuses in the context of child recruitment both by government and/or armed opposition groups. AI is committed to a higher standard of protection in internationl law for children at risk of participating in hostilities and recruitment into armed forces.

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