Child prisoners of war
Article 38(1) of the CRC obligates States Parties "to respect and to ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law applicable to them in armed conflicts which are relevant to the child". The principal rules of international humanitarian law which regulate the treatment by States of child prisoners of war are set forth in the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (1949), otherwise known as Geneva Convention No. 3. Article 37(c) of the CRC, which deals with the right of every child deprived of his or her liberty to appropriate treatment, can also be invoked.
Children deprived of their liberty Children in armed conflicts Treatment of children deprived of their liberty