Germany: Human Rights Commissioner deplores "devastating reality" of child soldiers

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Berlin (AFP) The human rights commissioner of the Federal Government, Bärbel Kofler (SPD), has strongly condemned the use of child soldiers. Illegal recruitment into armed conflict "continues to be a devastating reality for far too many children in the world," she said on Tuesday for the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. The improved protection of children in crisis areas is "one of our central tasks," warned Kofler.