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    Declaration:

    "With regard to article 3, paragraph 2, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the participation of Children in Armed Conflict, the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone declares that:

    1. The minimum age for voluntary recruitment into the Armed Forces is 18 years;

    2. There is no compulsory, forced or coerced recruitment into the National Armed Forces;

    3. Recruitment is exclusively on a voluntary basis."
08.09.2000

15.05.2002

15.05.2002