The Scars of Death: Children Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda

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Book contains appendices : A: Letters from the Aboke School Girls. - B : U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. - C : African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. - D : Draft Optional to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts.

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This book, Produced by Human Rights Watch, takes a detailed look at the horrifying practices of the Lord's Resistance Army- specifically their abduction and abuse of civillian children. Often using ... Read full review

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Page 51 - ... a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture ; b) taking of hostages ; c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment ; d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
Page 119 - Covenant undertakes to take the necessary steps, in accordance with its constitutional processes and with the provisions of the present Covenant, to adopt such legislative or other measures as may be necessary to give effect to the rights recognized in the present Covenant.
Page 114 - Parties shall constitute a quorum, the persons elected to the Committee shall be those nominees who obtain the largest number of votes and an absolute majority of the votes of the representatives of States Parties present and voting.
Page 50 - Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause...
Page 102 - Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought and expression. This right shall include freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing, in print, in the form of art, or through any other medium of his choice.
Page 107 - States Parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.
Page 116 - Parties favours such a conference, the Secretary-General shall convene the conference under the auspices of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of the States Parties present and voting at the conference shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations for approval.
Page 103 - No restrictions may be placed on the exercise of this right other than those which are prescribed by law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order (ordre public), the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Page 127 - Parties in accordance with national conditions and within their means shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material assistance and support programmes, particularly with regard to nutrition, clothing and housing.
Page 97 - WHEREAS the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom...

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