Democratic Republic of the Congo
Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section A. Special protection
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Law on Child Protection (2009) states: “The State ensures the protection, education and necessary care for children affected by armed conflict … especially those who are found and not identified in relation to their family environment.”
The Law also states: “For the purpose of the present law, it is understood as: 1. child: every person under the age of 18”.