Catch 16-22: Recruitment and retention of minors in the British armed forces

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March 2011 - This report published in March 2011 examines the question of recruitment of minors in the British armed forces. Read more

Army recruitment: comparing cost-effectiveness of recruiting from age 16 versus age 18

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September 2014 - The Ministry of Defence (‘MoD’) had completed its cost-benefit analysis into the recruitment of minors into the armed forces by June 2014 but as of September 2014 has yet to publish it. Read more

Angola - Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child 2017

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Alternative NGO Report to the UN Committee on the Right of the Child on Angola, 2017 - Implementation of OPAC Read more

Is culture always right?

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April 2006 - Authors: Atle Dyregrov, Leila Gupta, Rolf Gjestad and Magne Raundalen - Atle Dyregrov, a clinical psychologist who has worked with war traumatized children in different societies, bravely poses a different question when he asks: “Is the culture always right?” In this paper, Dyregrov and colleagues wonder whether our inability to prevent war time atrocities and massacres results, within the international community, in a collective denial of child trauma. Read more

Myanmar: Shadow report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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May 2011 - Child Soldiers International’s shadow report to the Committee documents concerns about the involvement of children in armed conflict in Myanmar, to inform the examination of Myanmar’s 3rd and 4th periodic reports under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more

Myanmar briefing: Ongoing Underage Recruitment and Use by the Myanmar Military and Non-State Armed G

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March 2016 - Myanmar’s November 2015 Parliamentary election resulted in a sweeping victory for the National League of Democracy (NLD), generating hopes that the new NLD-led government will bring about a demonstrable improvement in the country’s human rights situation. Read more

Concerns about Chad's child protection record one year after delisting

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July 2015 - Over the last six months, Child Soldiers International has found worrying evidence of child rights violations by the Chadian army, and non-compliance with child protection commitments by the Chadian authorities. Read more

Do No Harm: Challenges in Organizing Psychosocial Support to Displaced People in Emergency Settings

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September 2009 - Author: Mike Wessells - Using illustrative examples derived from different countries and cultural contexts, Mike demonstrates how the structure, delivery and constraints of international aid efforts in emergency situations may lead to psychosocial interventions that result in harm rather than healing. Read more

Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings

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June 2013 - Authors: Tol, W.A., Barbui, C., Galappatti, A. et al - Linking practice and research Read more

Letter from UK Minister of Defence regarding deployment of under-18s on combat operations

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April 2015 - This letter from the UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces is about the number of minors deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003. Read more