U.S. Military Assistance to Countries Using Child Soldiers: 1990 – 2006

by Rhea Myerscough Released on March 8, 2006, the State Department’s 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices discuss the “nature and extent of the compulsory recruitment and conscription of individuals under the age of 18” by all armed groups in every country, and what steps have been taken by the governments of the respective countries to eliminate such practices. CDI’s research has revealed that, since 2001, the United States has provided or plans to provide 21 of these 25 countries with military assistance. Click here to read the full report.

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