Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007), in Book I (Basic instruction), lists children among “[p]ersons and objects under special protection”.
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
Additional Protocol I specifies that children have the right to the care and aid they require because of their age … No death sentence must be executed against a person who had not attained the age of 18 years at the moment of the offence.
In 2010, in its combined initial to third periodic reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Côte d’Ivoire stated: “There are several resettlement programmes for young combatants”.