Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section A. Special protection
In 2004, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of Child under Article 8(1) of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Finland stated:
The Government of Finland’s report on human rights policy, released in March 2004, states that children in the midst of international conflicts and civil wars require special protection. Child soldiers, like other children affected by war, are victims.