Children and armed conflict: A guide to International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

This Guide sets out the standards and principles guaranteeing the most fundamental rights of children in armed conflict. The International Bureau for Children Rights (The Bureau) is committed to the promotion and the protection of the rights of children affected by armed conflict. Section 1 of the Guide provides the reader with contextual and background information to enhance his or her understanding of the situation of children in armed conflict today. It also examines aspects of the history of international laws and norms on children and armed conflict. Section 2 is divided into eight chapters, with each discussing a particular issue faced by children affected by armed conflict and the international law and other developments that attempt to address these issues.

Published 2011-02-22