July 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui presented her fifth report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict Monday. The UN has ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
According to a report issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui condemned the abuses, particularly ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Teenagers as young as 15 have been recruited to join armed groups in Syria and have been fighting in the Syrian civil war, according to a report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. According to HRW, some of these teenagers even become suicide bombers. The report claims that Islamist ...[read more]
June 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed charges against Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda. The charges consist of 18 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers, as well as crimes against humanity charges. The ICC held a ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday alleged that Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda was instrumental in organizing and ordering militias of "child soldiers" to attack civilians. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against ...[read more]
January 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN reported on Friday that more than 6,000 child soldiers may be involved in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). According to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado, recruitment of child soldiers is happening on all sides of the conflict, which has taken on ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A team of Dutch and Swedish researchers released a report on Wednesday which concluded that senior military officers in Eritrea are kidnapping Eritrean children and smuggling them into Sudan. The report, entitled "The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond," was released and presented during a ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda denied charges at his first appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, pillage, using child soldiers and other crimes. After a ...[read more]
January 5, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that it has received "credible reports" of armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) recruiting and including children in the country's conflict. UNICEF reported that both pro-government and rebel forces have utilized children, and ...[read more]
October 11, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN official on Wednesday said that Islamists who have seized power in northern Mali are violating the human rights of women and children through enforced prostitution and recruitment of child soldiers. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that rebel forces who ...[read more]

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