CHAD: GOVERNMENT KEEPS CHILDREN IN ARMY RANKS

UN Security Council Should Urge Chad to Immediately Release Underage Fighters
The Chadian army and its allied paramilitary forces are keeping thousands of child soldiers out of demobilization efforts, despite the government's promises to release underage fighters from military service, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

More from the article: Both the Chadian government and the government-affiliated FUC are in violation of international law, which prohibits the use of children under the age of 18 in armed conflict. In addition, the recruitment or use of children under the age of 15 is considered a war crime.

Originally from Human Rights Watch News Releases on July 12, 2007, 10:00pm

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