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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 5 Child soldiers in 2013: trends, challenges, and opportunities

Tomaso Falchetta

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 June 2023

Armed conflict
In 2013, children continued to be unlawfully recruited and used as fighters in most of the ongoing armed conflicts.1 Based on credible reports, including those verified by the United Nations (UN), children have been recruited and used to fight in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Children are recruited and used by state armed forces and non-state armed groups alike in a variety of roles, from active...
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