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Africa Armed Conflict

Democratic Republic of Congo: A Year of dashed hopes

Amnesty International is concerned that the change of government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has failed to end a culture of human rights abuses and impunity. Before and after it came to power in 1997 the Alliance des forces democratiques pour la liberation du Congo (ADFL) has presided over...
Uganda Armed Conflict

“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

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.