Child Soldiers and Security Sector Reform: A Sierra Leonean Case Study

During its brutal 11-year civil war, Sierra Leone was home to some 10,000 child soldiers. Although the country enacted strict legislation prohibiting the army from recruiting or using child soldiers, there is still a significant risk of returning to such practices in the future. With the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative – a global partnership whose mission is to eradicate the recruitment and use of child soldiers worldwide – there may be some hope.

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