Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 137. Participation of Child Soldiers in Hostilities
Belarus’s Law on the Rights of the Child (1993) provides that it is prohibited “to make children participate in hostilities and armed conflicts”. 
Belarus, Law on the Rights of the Child, 1993, Article 29.
Belarus’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that it is a war crime to allow children under the age of 15 years to take part in hostilities. 
Belarus, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 136(5).