Child Soldiers Global Report 2004 - Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua and Barbuda
Covers the period from April 2001 to March 2004.
Population: 73,000 (25,000 under 18)
Government armed forces: 170
Compulsory recruitment age: no conscription
Voluntary recruitment age: 18
Voting age: 18
Optional Protocol: not signed
Other treaties ratified (see glossary): CRC, AP I and II, ICC, ILO 138, ILO 182
There were no reports of under-18s in the security forces.
National recruitment legislation and practice
1 Civil and political rights, including the question of conscientious objection to military service, Report of the UN Secretary-General to UN Commission on Human Rights, UN Doc. E/CN.4/2000/55, 17 December 1999, http://www.ohchr.org.
2 Initial report of Antigua and Barbuda to UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, UN Doc. CRC/C/28/Add.22, 9 December 2003, http://www.ohchr.org.