38. 1. States Parties undertake to respect
and to ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law applicable to
them in armed conflicts which are relevant to the child.
2. States Parties shall take all feasible measures to ensure that
persons who have not attained the age of fifteen years do not take a direct part
3. States Parties shall refrain from recruiting any person who has
not attained the age of fifteen years into their armed forces. In recruiting
among those persons who have attained the age of fifteen years but who have not
attained the age of eighteen years, States Parties shall endeavour to give
priority to those who are oldest.
4. In accordance with their obligations under international
humanitarian law to protect the civilian population in armed conflicts, States
Parties shall take all feasible measures to ensure protection and care of
children who are affected by an armed conflict.