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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 25 May 2000
Declaration made upon ratification (Translation) (Original: French and Portuguese):
Paragraph 1 of article 31 of Law No. 4/99, of 7 September, establishing the concept and objective of compulsory military service, published in the Supplement to Official Gazette No. 36 of Tuesday 07/09/99, stipulates that the minimum age at which Guinea-Bissau will permit voluntary recruitment into its armed forces is 17.
Such recruitment shall take place with the formal consent of the parents or legal representative of the young person concerned, after the latter has been informed of the legal responsibilities associated with national military service and upon presentation of proof of age documents.
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