TitleAnnual Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy
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Outlines the progress made since the previous reporting period with regard to accountability for perpetrators of attacks on schools and hospitals and with regard to a system of deterrence for perpetrators of violations against children through the first judgement of the International Criminal Court on the war crime of recruitment and use of children; acknowledges the progress made with regard to the ratification of the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the signing of action plans to release children from armed groups; then focuses on impunity of violating parties and delays in the development of action plans for release of children in some countries; also discusses the issues of restoration of children's rights through reparations and protective measures to prevent children's association with armed forces and groups; then highlights the growing trend of killing and maiming children through the use of explosive weapons in populated areas; finally outlines a series of recommendations addressed to States parties.
Covers the period May 2011-May 2012. Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 51/77 and other subsequent resolutions of the Assembly on the rights of the child, including its most recent resolution 66/141. Annexes (p. 19-22): 1. List of parties that recruit or use children, kill or maim children, commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children, or engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals in situations of armed conflict on the agenda of the Security Council, bearing in mind other violations and abuses committed against children -- 2. List of parties that recruit or use children, kill or maim children, commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children, or engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals in situations of armed conflict not on the agenda of the Security Council, or in other situations, bearing in mind other violations and abuses committed against children.