Guatemala - Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Alternative NGO Report to the UN Committee on the Right of the Child on Guatemala, 2017. Read more

Seychelles - Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Alternative NGO Report to the UN Committee on the Right of the Child on Seychelles, 2017. Read more

Is it Counter productive to Enlist Minors into the Army?

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December 2016 - Analysing the UK’s enlistment age and problems both at home and abroad Read more

The British armed forces: Why raising the recruitment age would benefit everyone

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May 2016 - This briefing outlines the ethical, financial and practical case for raising the minimum age for enlistment to 18. Read more

Lost Childhood: Caught in armed violence in Jharkhand

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April 2016 - Report on the impact of armed violence on children in Jharkhand, India. Read more

Education in the British army: Comparison with civilian standards for the 16-17 age group

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April 2016 - More than 80 per cent of UK armed forces enlistees aged under 18 join the army and train in England. This briefing compares education provided by the army and by the English education system. Read more

Soldiers at 16: Sifting fact from fiction

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March 2016 - Fewer than 20 countries worldwide still allow their armed forces to recruit young people from age 16. The UK is among them; it is the only major military power and the only European state to recruit from such a young age. 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

Afghanistan briefing: Ongoing Recruitment and Use of Children

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March 2016 - The Afghan National Police (ANP) including the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and three armed groups including Taliban forces are listed as persistent perpetrators in the 2015 Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict for the recruitment and use of children. Read more

A law unto themselves? Confronting the recruitment of children by armed groups

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March 2016 -  Child Soldiers International examines progress made so far in engagement with armed groups, demonstrating that since 1999 over 60 armed groups have made unilateral or bilateral commitments to reduce and end the recruitment and use of children. Read more