Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
In 2004, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Hungary stated:
Act CX of 1993 on national defence, article 70, provides that based on universal conscription, all men of Hungarian citizenship and all men who live in the territory of the Republic of Hungary are liable to military service. Universal conscription starts at the age of 17. Thus, Hungarian legislation complies with the provisions of the Convention [on the Rights of the Child]. The Representative of the Republic of Hungary signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child on 11 March 2002.