Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section E. Rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers
In 2007, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Bangladesh stated:
Children who were involved in [the] Chittagong Hill Tracts [CHT] conflict long ago are all adults by now. Since the CHT Peace Accord was adopted, there is no more insurgency in the area and all arms and ammunitions were confiscated. The Government is still working to maintain peace in the area. There is no more … fighting in the area and though some arms are still found in some small … [areas, they] are believed to [have been] procured more recently and [to be] used for other purposes. [Bangladesh] … does not believe that there is any point around disarmament, demobilization and social reintegration of victims in CHT.