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South Sudanese armed forces and armed opposition groups continue to recruit child soldiers and force them into the conflict, despite numerous commitments to stop. The United Nations, the African Union (AU), the regional Intergovernmental Authority on…
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Thousands of Victims Participating in Case

(Brussels) – The opening of the International Criminal Court trial of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander is an important new chapter in holding the rebel group accountable for its brutal crimes in northern Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today.…
Ongwen at the ICC, January 21, 2016
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South Sudanese leaders should help end widespread military use of schools by both government and opposition forces. South Sudan’s army has actually issued a military order prohibiting the soldiers from using the school for military purposes, but these…
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This week, President Barack Obama announced that four countries that use child soldiers — the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan – will continue to receive United States military assistance.
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The UN needs to do more to get children out of the South Sudan conflict.

South Sudan has been engaged in a civil war for 18 months now, with both sides using children to help fight their battles. As bad as it is for the world's newest country to descend into civil war, it's even worse to fight that war with children. 
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In early 2014, just a month after war had broken out between South Sudan’s government and the armed opposition led by Riek Machar, the former vice president, government forces tore their way southward through Unity state, burning villages and displacing…
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Both Sides Should Stop Using Children Across Conflict Area

(Nairobi) – South Sudanese government forces are actively recruiting boys as young as 13, often by force, as soldiers in Malakal, Upper Nile state, Human Rights Watch said today.   Both parties to South Sudan’s conflict have recruited and used child…
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Ensure Ongwen’s Immediate Access to Counsel

(Nairobi) – The United States, Uganda, and the Central African Republic should ensure the prompt transfer of a rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Dominic…
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Government, Opposition Should Stop Deploying Children

(Juba) – South Sudan’s army has used child soldiers during recent fighting against opposition forces in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today. South Sudan’s former rebel forces, now the national army, had made tangible progress in…
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UN Experts Express Concern Over Afghanistan Attacks, Detention

(Geneva) – The United States government should promptly carry out the recommendations of a United Nations committee of experts to improve protection of children abroad from armed conflict. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report and…
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The State Department’s new list of governments using child soldiers is out. Seven countries are named this year. The list is not that surprising: It includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma and South Sudan, which have deployed child soldiers for…
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1.     Who is Joseph Kony and what is the Lord’s Resistance Army? 2.    What is the LRA fighting for? 3.    How big is the LRA? 4.    Does the LRA target children? 5.    How many people have been affected by the long war with the LRA? 6.    Where is Kony…