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

Angola ratified OPAC in 2007, ILO Convention 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour in 2001, and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in 1992. It has endorsed the Paris Principles and Commitments on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups and the Safe Schools Declaration.

Angola signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998 but as of July 2017 has not ratified it.

Recommendations

The state party should:

  • Ratify the Rome Statute of the ICC without further delay and ensure that the war crime of conscripting or enlisting children or using them to participate actively in hostilities is incorporated in to national legislation;
  • Extend its full cooperation to the ICC in its investigation and prosecution of such crimes, including identifying and locating witnesses, arresting and surrendering accused persons in their jurisdiction, and cooperating in the implementation of reparations to the victims.

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