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Human Rights: Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

Optional Protocol done at New York May 25, 2000; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate July 25, 2000 (Treaty Doc. 106-37, 106th Congress, 2d Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations May 23, 2002 (Senate Executive Report No. 107-4, 107th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate June 18, 2002; Ratified by the President September 14, 2002; Instrument of Ratification deposited December 23, 2002; Entered into force January 23, 2003.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future