Concluding observations for 68th Cambodia Report on the OPAC


Adopted by the Committee: 30 January 2015

Published by the Committee: 4 February 2015

Issues raised:

Criminal legislation:

The Committee is concerned that no sanctions are provided for in cases of violations and that the State party’s legislation does not provide for  An explicit criminalization of the recruitment or use of children under 18 years in the State party’s armed forces in war or peacetime;  Criminal liability of non-state armed groups and of private security services or companies governed by Prakas No. 3557 on the Control of Private Security Forces for recruiting or using children under 18 years old; and a definition of direct participation in hostilities (para.16).

Child victims:

The Committee is concerned about reports that children in uniforms may have been present during the conflict along the Cambodian-Thai border (para.20).

Physical and psychological recovery

The Committee expresses its concern at the remaining high risk faced by children of being killed and/or maimed by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). It is further concerned that current programmes for mines and ERW victims do not sufficiently protect child victims and address their specific needs (para.24).




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