Syria - Alternative Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child 2018

We submit the following report in advance of the of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (‘the Committee’) consideration of the Syrian Arab Republic’s fifth report under the Convention of the Rights of the Child which also incorporates the State’s obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC). The report focuses on the State’s implementation of OPAC, and in particular, the recruitment and use of children; legislation prohibiting the recruitment and use of children; and the detention and torture of children suspected of association with parties to the conflict.

Download the report here for our full set of questions and recommendations.