Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict calls for urgent international law reform

The legal report of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict has called for urgent and far-reaching reforms of international law to tackle the culture of impunity for attacks on children in war zones. The Inquiry’s report will be launched at an event in London today by Gordon Brown (former British Prime Minister and Chair of the Inquiry), Shaheed Fatima QC (report lead author) and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein. For more details click here.

The report is published by Hart/Bloomsbury: ‘Protecting Children in Armed Conflict’. It is available to purchase here.

The report has been endorsed by eminent international lawyers, academics, activists and military advisors. The full list of endorsements is at Annex 1.

For those with an interest in the legal details: a comprehensive summary of the Inquiry’s recommendations is at Annex 2.

2nd November 2018