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Bush Signs Law on Child Soldiers (Human Rights Watch)

Human Rights watch is reporting that President Bush has signed the Child Soldiers Accountability Act. The act, which was introduced more than a year ago, makes it a federal crime to knowingly recruit or use soldiers under the age of 15 and gives the United States the right to prosecue anyone on US soil, even if the crime did not occur on US Soil.

“The US is saying to the world that using child soldiers is a serious crime and that it will take action,” said Jo Becker, children’s rights advocate for Human Rights Watch.

via Human Rights Watch, 3-10-2008.

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