The transport of arms through the territory of Slovakia could also be denied if

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required for a licence to be issued. The transport of arms through the territory of Slovakia could also be denied if any doubts arose as to the final use of the goods in question, including the possibility that they would end up in the hands of child soldiers. Several ministries took part in the export control regime, including the Ministry of the Economy, which issued the licences, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defence and the intelligence services. They offered their views on the persons involved in the export of the weapons and the entities designated as the end users. The controls were designed in a manner that prevented to the greatest extent possible the misuse of weapons exported from Slovakia. 17. Mr. Madi would appreciate information on the aviation school in Trenčín. Noting that the country had had no cases of child soldiers in 13 years, he said that Slovakia had been processing the applications of refugees and asylum seekers from countries with a history of armed conflict, such as Afghanistan and Somalia. What protections were currently in place for children claiming to be former child soldiers? GE.13-40515 3
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CRC/C/SR.1771 18. Mr. Šimoňák (Slovakia) said that all personnel who processed asylum applications received training in dealing with children in armed conflict. Training programmes were reviewed and updated on a regular basis, as the new training programme that he had mentioned clearly showed. The topic of child soldiers had been introduced in the programme precisely because Slovakia had begun to receive a significant number of asylum seekers at its eastern border from war-torn countries such as Somalia. 19. Any person who claimed to have been used as a child soldier immediately was assigned to a psychologist. If it was shown that the person had been a child soldier, he or she was entitled to asylum. Asylum seekers who were denied asylum were not returned to countries where they were at risk of becoming child soldiers. They were entitled to other forms of protection, including subsidiary protection. 20. Ms. Tomková (Slovakia) said that the aviation school located in the city of Trenčín was not a military school. It was a secondary school under the Ministry of Education. The subjects taught at the school included aircraft maintenance, mechanical engineering and others. There was, therefore, no possibility that its students participated in any way in armed conflict. 21. Mr. Cardona Llorens said that he would like to know whether legal persons, including private military and security companies, incurred liability for offences under the Criminal Code and, if so, whether or how it differed from the liability of natural persons working for such companies. 22. Mr. Kadlečík (Slovakia) said that private military and security companies were deemed to be legal persons but that their criminal liability was limited. Amendments to the Code to fill the current gaps in legislation concerning corporate criminal liability were being studied by the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Prosecutor-General. Limited criminal sanctions, such as the confiscation of a legal person’s
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