CRC Optional Protocol on children in armed conflict

Optional Protocol to the

Convention on the Rights of the Child on the

involvement of children in armed conflict

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession

 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/54/263

of 25 May 2000  entry into force 12 February 2002

The States Parties to the present Protocol,

Encouraged by the overwhelming support for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, demonstrating the widespread commitment that exists to strive for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child,

Reaffirming that the rights of children require special protection, and calling for continuous improvement of the situation of children without distinction, as well as for their development and education in conditions of peace and security.. read more