Number of child soldiers is the number of children who are soldiers, in either regular armed forces or armed groups


Children who are soldiers are not able to enjoy the right to education

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 38 (2) (3), Convention on the Rights of the Child; Articles 1 & 2, Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict; Article 22 (2), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 8 (2) (b) (xxvi) & 8 (2) (e) (vii), Rome Statute; Article, 3 ILO 138 Minimum Age Convention; Article 3 (a), ILO 182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention; Article 77 (2), Additional Protocol I Geneva Convention; Article 4 (3) (c), Additional Protocol II Geneva Convention

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