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Child Soldiers Global Report 2001 - san Marino

Publisher Child Soldiers International
Publication Date 2001
Cite as Child Soldiers International, Child Soldiers Global Report 2001 - san Marino, 2001, available at: [accessed 26 May 2016]
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Mainly covers the period June 1998 to April 2001 as well as including some earlier information.

  • Population:
    – total: 26,000
    – under-18s: 5,000
  • Government armed forces:
    – active: two military units
  • Compulsory recruitment age: no conscription
  • Voluntary recruitment age: unknown
  • Voting age (government elections): 18
  • Child soldiers: unknown
  • CRC-OP-CAC: signed on 5 June 2000
  • Other treaties ratified: CRC; GC/API+II; ICC; ILO
  • It is not known if there are under-18s in San Marino's small contingent of armed forces due to lack of information on the minimum age for voluntary recruitment.


National Recruitment Legislation and Practice

Besides civilian police, San Marino maintains two small military units, the Gendarmerie and the Guardie di Rocca.1640 There is no compulsory military service but citizens between 16 and 55 years may be enlisted in certain circumstances to defend the State.1641


International Standards

San Marino signed the CRC-OP-CAC on 5 June 2000.

1640 US State Department Human Rights Report, 2000.


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