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General Corruption, Military, Rule of Law, Trafficking

#US @StateDept Trafficking in Persons Report 2011 – “The Government of #Yemen does not fully comply”

Despite a 1991 law that stipulates that recruits to the armed
forces must be at least 18 years of age, and assertions by
the government that the military is in compliance with
these laws, credible reports exist that children have been
conscripted into official government armed forces – as well
as into government-allied tribal militias and militias of the
Houthi rebels – since the sixth round of the intermittent
war in Sa’ada began in August 2009. A local NGO estimated
that children under the age of 18 may make up more than
half of some tribes’ armed forces, both those fighting with
the government and those allied with the Houthi rebels

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FYI : Employing children, by whatever means, in armed conflict is an internationally recognized crime against humanity.

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