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Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Tonga

This submission focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict. Protection of Education During Armed Conflict (articles 28, 38, and 39) In June 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2225 (2015) on children and armed conflict, which expresses deep concern that the military use of schools may render schools legitimate targets of attack, thus endangering the safety of children, and encouraged Member States to take concrete measures to deter such use of schools by armed forces. This was further reaffirmed in resolution 2419 (2018).…

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