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France
Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section A. Special protection
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Particular attention shall be paid to the protection of … children”. 
France, Fiche didactique relative au droit des conflits armés, Directive of the Ministry of Defence, 4 January 2000, annexed to the Directive No. 147 of the Ministry of Defence of 4 January 2000, p. 4; see also Manuel de droit des conflits armés, Ministère de la Défense, Direction des Affaires Juridiques, Sous-Direction du droit international humanitaire et du droit européen, Bureau du droit des conflits armés, 2001, pp. 62 and 96.
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides: “With concern about protection, … new-born babies … are assimilate to wounded and sick under humanitarian law.” 
France, Manuel de droit des conflits armés, Ministère de la Défense, Direction des Affaires Juridiques, Sous-Direction du droit international humanitaire et du droit européen, Bureau du droit des conflits armés, 2001, p. 32.
It further states: “The law of armed conflicts provides for special protection of the following persons: … children”. 
France, Manuel de droit des conflits armés, Ministère de la Défense, Direction des Affaires Juridiques, Sous-Direction du droit international humanitaire et du droit européen, Bureau du droit des conflits armés, 2001, p. 96.
According to a statement by the permanent representative of France before the UN in 1999, France considers that the age limit to be protected as a child (15 years) in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child is not satisfactory and that it should be raised to 18 years to ensure a better and more effective protection of children during conflicts. 
France, Statement of the permanent representative of France to the UN on the protection of civilians affected by armed conflict, New York, 12 February 1999, Politique étrangère de la France, February 1999.