iv In some instances children released from integrated FARDC brigades were

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iv In some instances, children released from integrated FARDC brigades were found carrying FARDC identification cards. Difficulties in the systematic identification of children before armed groups were transferred to the brassage centers has resulted in a de facto integration of children into the FARDC, Ibid, recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups (p.5) v UN.org, children and armed conflict vi In Haut Uele district, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) reportedly attacked up to 16 localities in Dungu territory between 17 September and 4 October 2008. Following these attacks, allegations of a large number of abductions, including of children, the burning of houses and schools and of other grave human rights violations were documented. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as many as 50,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the attacks. United Nations Security Council; S/2008/693,10 November 2008 Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo vii Graca Machel, The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children attached to: UN Note of the Secretary-General, A/51/306 (1996 ) A/51/306, (p.18) viii The Six Grave Violations against Children during Armed Conflict: The Legal Foundation. Working Paper, office of the special representative of the Secretary General for children and armed conflict. ix United Nations Security Council; S/2008/693,10 November 2008Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, p.19 x Graca Machel, The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children attached to: UN Note of the Secretary-General, A/51/306 (1996 (P.43) xi The 2008 report on child conflict in the Congo also stated that a baby girl (below the age of one) was killed and a 12-year- old girl wounded during a CNDP attack on Lushebere (Masisi territory, North Kivu) on the 10th of November 2007, On 7 December 2007, two children were allegedly killed in Munguli village (Rutshuru) together with three adults during an attack by PARECO elements that reportedly targeted families of Tutsi origin. On 10 May 2008, a child formerly associated with PARECO was allegedly shot dead by a policeman during a demonstration led by children formerly associated with armed groups awaiting family reunification in Lubero. Three other children were reportedly injured during this incident United Nations Security Council; S/2008/693,10 November 2008Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (p.7, 8) xii Ibid (p. 8) xiii UNSC Resolution 1539 (2004) lists grave violations committed against children during armed conflict and calls for the establishment of the MRM and Action Plan. UNSC Resolution 1612 (2005) formally authorizes both steps and establishes Security Council Working Group to oversee these initiatives. Significantly, UNSC Res. 1882 broadens the criteria by which parties can be listed by the UN Security Council and investigated under the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism. It specifically ‘requests the Secretary General also to include in the annexes to his reports on children and armed conflict those
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • United Nations , Democratic Republic of the Congo

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