Towards More Effective Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

Prevention lies at the heart of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in Armed Conflict (OPAC). Yet in spite of the fact that 150 states are now party to the Protocol, effective prevention ☞ Towards More Effective Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

The Children’s Rights crisis in Sierra Leone

In 1983 Defence for Children International (DCI) published the first issue o{ the International Chillren's Rights Monitor. The Monitor, created as an advocacy tool for fueling and enlarging the debate on the rights of the child, offered various kinds ☞ The Children’s Rights crisis in Sierra Leone