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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
"Minimum age for voluntary recruitment:18 years.
Minimum age for entry into schools operated by or under the control of armed forces: Not applicable.
Status of pupils in these schools (are they part of the armed forces: Not applicable.
What reliable proof of age is required: birth certificate.
What do the armed forces comprise: Adult men and women."
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