After completing this activity, the student should be familiar with particular concepts of protection of vulnerable groups in armed conflict, most sensitive to violation of fundamental human rights and most frequently victims of different violations not directly and necessary connected to armed conflict.
Consider whether the child soldier may apply for the refugee status, in relation to his/her previous social status, as detailed in the question.
In contemporary armed conflicts, there are many child soldiers fighting, who are usually victims of human trafficking or violence, with high influence on their physical and mental development. Read carefully about the existence of child soldiers and definition as adopted within individually established UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Apply the definition and compare it to real cases judgements of US courts and answer the quiz questions.Take quiz