US Child Soldiers Prevention Act
The US Child Soldiers Prevention Act was adopted by the Congress in 2008 following the amendment of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorisation Act of 2008. Implemented since 2009, the law bans the US government from providing military aids like money, education, training and arms sales to countries that are identified to have government or government-supported forces that recruited and used child soldiers.
The law directs the US State Department to release annual Trafficking in Persons report. The recent report identified Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iran, Iraq etc., as being involved in child trafficking.
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