A Global Survey of Domestic Laws and State Practice Protecting Schools from Attack and Military Use
This 162-page report examines domestic laws and military policies in 56 countries around the world. Governments have been slow to update and align their domestic legislation with the explicit prohibitions on attacks on schools under international criminal law, Human Rights Watch said. They are also failing to account for the negative consequences for children's right to education when armed forces convert schools into bases and barracks.
- Schools and Armed Conflict
- I. Implicit Protection from Attack: Protections for “Civilian Objects”
- II. Explicit Protection from Attack: Criminalizing Deliberate Attacks on Education Buildings
- III. Protecting Education Buildings from Military Use
- Appendix: Laws and State Practice by Country