Guide to the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed conflict

Date: 1st January 2003
Category: Armed conflict
Author: UNICEF

Produced by UNICEF and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. This publication is an essential guide to the Optional Protocol to the CRC related to children in armed conflict.

It describes the context surrounding its adoption, efforts supporting its objectives, key provisions and the legislative processes involved for signature and ratification or accession.