It has not yet however delivered its initial report It appears that there is no

It has not yet however delivered its initial report

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It has not yet however delivered its initial report. It appears that there is no minimum age for joining the police force, which could be deployed in the service of the armed forces in the event of a national emergency. The Police Youth Cadet Corps provides recruits to both the police and the armed forces. Set up in 1994 to “rehabilitate troubled young men”, this organisation in 2006 had some 800 members, male and female, aged between 8 and 17. 2 Although there is no evidence of problems, Belize might be asked to clarify that in no circumstances will a person aged under 18 be recruited to any armed force, and that, in the perhaps unlikely situation that conscription were ever enforced, due recognition would be given to the right of conscientious objection to military service. 1 Second Periodic Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC/C/65/Add 29), 28 th February 2003, Para 35. 2 Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Child Soldiers Global Report 2008 p64.
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BELIZE: Basic information Population (November 2011, estimated 3 ) 321,000 Voluntary recruitment since independence in 1981, but legislative provisions enabling conscription exist.
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Armed forces, Conscription, Conscientious objector

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