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Struggling to survive : children in armed conflict in the the Democratic Republic of the Congo

> April 2006, 72 p. (pdf)

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) endure some of the most miserable treatment found anywhere in the world, despite outward signs of progress in DRC, such as the creation of a power-sharing transitional government, the presence of the United Nations’ largest peacekeeping operation and billions of dollars granted by donors for postconflict reconstruction. In 2006, DRC continues to endure the world’s deadliest humanitarian crisis, with more than 38,000 people dying every (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 March 2007

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

The power of partnership : guiding principles for partnerships to end violations against children during armed conflict

Appalling abuses continue to be committed against children affected by armed conflict, despite the substantial strides made by the United Nations Security Council and the international community since the adoption of the Security Council’s six resolutions establishing an architecture for monitoring, reporting and eventually holding perpetrators of violations against children accountable. With the adoption of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1612 in July 2005, and the creation of the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 February 2007

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

Killing Kimberley ? Conflict diamonds and paper tigers

> Occasional Paper n° 15, November 2006

The « Kimberley Process » began in 2000 as a series of meetings among governments, NGOs and the private sector to solve the problem of conflict diamonds. Eventually, more than 70 governments joined to create the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) which began in 2003 to regulate the international trade in rough diamonds. In some ways, the KPCS has been very successful. But during 2005 and 2006, it started to become clear that the KPCS had weak spots. Implementation in some countries (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2007

Amnesty International

Amnesty International calls for an urgent UN inquiry on violations of international law by both Israel and Hizbullah

Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations to set up an international commission empowered to investigate the evidence of violations of international law by both Hizbullah and Israel and to make provision for reparations for the victims. From the outbreak of the war between Hizbullah and Israel in July 2006, Amnesty International called on both sides to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law (the rules of war), particularly those relating to the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 November 2006

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