Boko Haram is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, attacks on schools and/or hospitals, and abduction of children. The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) is also listed for recruitment and use. On August 3, the Working Group received a formal presentation of the SG’s first report on children and armed conflict in Nigeria. In September, as it begins its conclusion negotiations, the Working Group should:
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: September 2017.
Following the listing of Boko Haram in the annexes of the UN Secretary-General’s 2014 annual report on children and armed conflict and the subsequent activation of the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) in Nigeria, Watchlist provided support via its Partnerships Program to promote local civil society engagement. In coordination with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Watchlist provided a training of trainers to a group of human rights defenders from Northeastern Nigeria; the training included sessions on UN Security Council Resolution 1612, NGO engagement with the MRM, the six grave violations, and methodology for documenting child rights violations. In a subsequent pilot project, participants conducted their own trainings on monitoring and reporting grave violations for other civil society representatives in conflict-affected regions.
|Boko Haram||b, d||a,b,d||a,b,d,e||a,b,c,d,e|
|Civilian Joint Task Force ~||a||a|
a: Parties that recruit and use children
b: Parties that kill and maim children
c: Parties that commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children
d: Parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals
e: Parties that engage in abduction of children
f: Parties that deny humanitarian access to children
~ This party has concluded an action plan with the United Nations in line with Security Council resolutions 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005).
* This party has been in the annexes for at least five years and is therefore considered a persistent perpetrator.