Militarisation of Children Condemned at AGM

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

At its AGM in Karaez, Brittany. last weekend the Celtic League condemned the militarization of children by cadet forces.

The League has previously raised the issue with Children’s Commissioners throughout the UK (see link):

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/3668

The resolution set out below was adopted:

“Aware of United Nations standards aimed at protecting young people from being militarised calls on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to investigate the operation by the United Kingdom of military cadet forces.”

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

31/10/12

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