children and armed conflict

News roundup – 10 October 2012

Op-Ed: Colombia’s Rebels and Land Reform UN Security Council hails work by Sierra Leone court to strengthen women’s access to justice (UN SC statement here) France proposes UN resolution backing international force to help oust rebels in Mali’s north ICRC: invisible wounds and local paths to recovery former child soldiers DRC Libyan army blockades Islamist …

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Security Council Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict

Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council adopted  a resolution expressing deep concern that certain perpetrators persist in committing violations and calling on Member States to bring them to justice through national justice systems, and where applicable, international justice mechanisms. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 11 in favour and four abstentions (Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan and Russia). The …

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DRC: Understanding armed group M23. Children released by armed group in northern Central African Republic.  AU: New force nearly ready to fight the LRA.  Attack destroys pro-government TV station near Damascus.  Rebel colonel killed and leader injured as death toll from Mali rebel clash.  Rebel factions clash in Northern Mali.  Congo: Rwanda tied to rebels. 

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The Secretary General issued his report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection. The report includes a list of parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack …

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