Practice Relating to Rule 136. Recruitment of Child Soldiers
In 2005, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Oman stated:
The current law does not permit the recruitment of any person who has not attained the age of 15 years into the armed forces. As for children between the ages of 15 and 18 years, they may volunteer for the armed forces. Preference is usually given to those who are oldest and they are considered only for a specific and extremely limited number of branches of the armed forces.