RICR No. 839
Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Pursuant to five sessions held in preceding years and two weeks of negotiations in the period of 10–21 January 2000, the Inter-Sessional Open-Ended Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Commission adopted the text of Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It was formally presented to the Commission on Human Rights in April 2000, and will be forwarded through ECOSOC to the General Assembly for formal adoption in June 2000. The Draft Protocol will thereafter be open to ratification, and will enter into force three months after it has been ratified by ten States.