#UNSC | The Armed Children and the Six Grave Violations
[By Felipe Mateus Carvalho]
In the 3rd session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the delegations discussed the UNSC six grave violations when children are involved in conflicts, more specifically the punishments for the crimes.
The UNSC six grave violations are: (i) killing and maiming of children; (ii) recruitment or use of children as soldiers; (iii) sexual violence against children; (iv) abduction of children; (v) attacks against schools or hospitals; and (vi) denial of humanitarian access for children.
Since the topic A “the Children and Armed conflict” is the second grave violation, it was discussed possibilities to lessen those crimes, like making the punishment of all the six violations the same.
It was a consensus that the punishment should be the same, but the methods are still in discussion, since every country have their specific way to punish those who commit severe crimes, like the death penalty.
Death Penalty is a polemic topic and is a crime itself in some of the countries. The session ended and the topic will resume its discussion tomorrow