Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
In 2012, in its Report on Iraqi Children After 2003, the Ministry of Human Rights of Iraq stated:
After the collapse of the dictatorial regime and consequent collapse of state institutions and the continuation of military operations and resulting suffering of children [from] displacement, murder, kidnapping and trafficking[,] among other practices which are a product of wars and bloody conflicts[,] … children and women … are among such vulnerable groups that are least capable to provide protection for themselves.
National strategies, plans, policies supporting childhood
Social policies of reform programs tackled personal security … as well as creating favorable opportunities for … finding solutions to treat the outcomes of wars and to achieve environmental security and identify the challenges facing the children of Iraq, such as the following phenomena: … children as victims of armed conflicts … [and] the dangers of mines on Iraqi children.
Protective measures
Out of the need to secure protection to the children of Iraq, especially the most vulnerable thereof, the [G]overnment of the [R]epublic of Iraq … had adopted a national strategy derived from [the] Iraqi reality to confront challenges threatening Iraqi children. Focus is made now to legislate several acts, programs, and policies to protect [the] most vulnerable and deprived factions of the society including … children victims of armed conflicts[.] 
Iraq, Ministry of Human Rights, Report on Iraqi Children After 2003, 19 December 2012, pp. 1, 4 and 36.