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Child Soldiers Global Report 2001 - Equatorial Guinea

Publisher Child Soldiers International
Publication Date 2001
Cite as Child Soldiers International, Child Soldiers Global Report 2001 - Equatorial Guinea, 2001, available at: [accessed 22 November 2017]
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Mainly covers the period June 1998 to April 2001 as well as including some earlier information.

  • Population:
    – total: 442,000
    – under-18s: 219,000
  • Government armed forces: unknown
  • Compulsory recruitment age: not specified
  • Voluntary recruitment age: not specified
  • Voting age (government elections): unknown
  • Child soldiers: unknown
  • CRC-OP-CAC: not signed
  • Other treaties ratified: CRC; API+II; ILO 138
  • It is not known whether there are under-18s in government armed forces as there appears to be no legislation regulating the minimum recruitment age. There have been no reports about the recruitment of under-18s.


National Recruitment Legislation

The Constitution makes military service compulsory, but there appear to be no laws to regulate national service.659 There are no reports that the armed forces conscript anyone under the age of 18.

659 Horeman and Stolwijk; also report of Secretary-General, UN Doc. E/CN.4/1997/99 op. cit.

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