African Charter On The Rights And Welfare Of The Child, 1990

Sectors : Human Rights, Peace-building and peacekeeping
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
1990
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“Article 22: Armed Conflicts
1. States Parties to this Charter shall undertake to respect and ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts which affect the child.

2. States Parties to the present Charter shall take all necessary measures to ensure that no child shall take a direct part in hostilities and refrain in particular, from recruiting any child.

3. States Parties to the present Charter shall, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law, protect the civilian population in armed conflicts and shall take all feasible measures to ensure the protection and care of children who are affected by armed conflicts. Such rules shall also apply to children in situations of internal armed conflicts, tension and strife.”

Scope: 
Africa