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Colombia's war on children


Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Abstract

Guerrilla groups, paramilitaries, government armed forces and national police all perpetrate violence and abuses against civilians, including children and adolescents. These are infractions of international humanitarian law and human rights, yet these crimes are often committed with a high level of impunity. Young people have been killed and maimed, victimized by sexual violence, lured and forced into the ranks of combatants, used as informants, marked as targets and driven from their homes. Young people have been devastated by the culture of crime and violence that has evolved in Colombia due to the nexus of armed conflict, illegal drug trafficking and proliferation of small arms.

Scope

National - Colombia

Year Language

2004 English, Spanish

Category Type

Grey Literature Report

Keywords

Child, Conflict, Education, Victims, Violence

Format

Pdf file

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