Recruitment of Children in African Armed Conflicts and its International Dimensions

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim Salman


       African countries are among the countries in the world that suffer from the phenomenon of child recruitment in wars and conflicts. There are many reasons behind it, including the nature of the human formation of children, the societal violence to which they are exposed, lack of access to education, economic hardships, as well as the role of African wars and conflicts and other reasons that compelled children to join armed groups and participate in military operations. The recruitment of children is divided into two types, compulsory and voluntary, and this leads to many humanitarian and security repercussions that are not limited to a specific period of time but extend to subsequent generations, and due to its seriousness, the international community has stopped against it. For this reason many international conventions and agreements are enacted against the recruitment of child soldiers, as well as the international role in limiting it.

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Salman, A. P. D. M. I. (2022). Recruitment of Children in African Armed Conflicts and its International Dimensions. Political Sciences Journal, (64), 171–204.


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