Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section A. Special protection
In 1993, in a statement before the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sudan referred to “days of tranquillity and corridors of peace. The former had begun in 1985 and had continued ever since … The corridors had been used, for example, in vaccination campaigns run by UNICEF and in most cases the rebel movements had participated in those campaigns.”
In 1993, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Sudan stated:
3. In fact, the efforts made by the Government of the Sudan … are conclusive proof of its concern with and commitment to the rights and happiness of children; the Sudan is the country which introduced security corridors in areas of fighting and sought to cooperate with United Nations agencies … to ensure the delivery of relief supplies to children, mothers and all citizens throughout the whole of the Sudan, including the areas controlled by the rebel movement.
17. … concerning the situation of children in areas of armed conflict, … “special” care is directed towards children and valuable efforts are being made … to protect children and respond to their needs.