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International humanitarian law

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CRC Article = 22(1); 38(1)(4)
Note:
States Parties are required to respect and to ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law applicable to them in armed conflicts which are relevant to the child. In addition, States Parties are required to take all feasible measures to ensure the protection and care of children who are affected by an armed conflict in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect the civilian population in armed conflicts. State obligations under international humanitarian law can be found in human rights treaties and in the following humanitarian treaties: Geneva Convention No. 1 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (1949); Geneva Convention No. 2 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (1949); Geneva Convention No. 3 Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War; Geneva Convention No. 4 Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949); Protocol No. 1 Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (1977); and Protocol No. 2 Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (1977). Provisions of humanitarian treaties which are of particular relevance to children include: Articles 14, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 38, 49, 50, 51, 68, 76, 81, 82, 89, 94 and 132 of Geneva Convention No. 4 Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949); Articles 8, 70, 74, 75(5), 76(2-3), 77 and 78 of Protocol No. 1 Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (1977); and Articles 4(3) and 6(4) of Protocol No. 2 Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (1977).

See also:
Children in armed conflicts   Humanitarian assistance   Refugee protection