Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict, 2011

Annual Report by the Special Representative for children and armed conflict to the Human Rights Council, covering the period May 2010 - May 2011. The report highlights how children continue to be disproportionately affected by armed conflict and to have their basic rights violated. It sheds light on the growing trend of attacks on schools and hospitals, which increasingly deprives children in situations of armed conflict of education and access to health care. The report also discusses the complex issue of accountability of children involved in armed conflict and children's access to justice, by examining how the current system enables child witnesses and victims to give evidence against perpetrators.

Published 2011-09-16