Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 137. Participation of Child Soldiers in Hostilities
The Central African Republic’s Labour Code (2009) states that “worst forms of child labour include … forced or compulsory labour, including the forced or compulsory recruitment of children in view of their use in armed conflict”.
The Code also states: “The worst forms of child labour are prohibited in the entire Central African Republic.”
The Code further states: “In the present Code, … CHILD [means]: every person under the age of 18”.