Cubs of the Caliphate: Minors at the service of the Islamic State

Seminario Permanente de Estudios Interdisciplinares para la Investigación para la Paz, informamos de la siguiente actividad:

Título: “Cubs of the Caliphate: Minors at the service of the Islamic State.”

Ponente: Inmaculada Yuste (Universidad de Granada, Vicerrectorado de Internacionalización).

Fecha y hora: Miércoles 18 de diciembre de 2019, 18:30 h. en el Salón de Actos Francisco Muñoz, Centro de Documentación Científica.

Descripción del contenido del seminario:

Children are victims of attacks due to disregard of International norms. IS suffered in Syria almost 300 casualties of minors, the Cubs of the Caliphate. Diverse groups recruited children in different roles. The growth of minors’ recruitment in conflict areas is evident. Many cases show the use of children to carry out terrorist attacks is gaining greater prominence. This occurs because of the ease to recruit a child and shows how little protection they have. This situation has been the result of violation of International standards and laws. The prohibition of attacking civilian targets, not only has not been respected, but systematically breached. The safeguard of children rights has been a failure. Children are the future of society, their care is our priority. By avoiding the recruitment, we hurt Jihadism sustainability. It is necessary to create alternatives for children. It is essential to respect existing International legislation, to fight against new recruitment channels for minors. The question is whether we want to apply International laws or International community is not interested in that. It is useless to create tools or initiatives if we do not comply with those that already exist. This paper analyzes why minors are an easy target for organizations as IS and how recruitment and use of minors by IS is different from others. It focuses on existing International legal framework and tools to protect children’s rights.


  • Conocer el fenómemo de reclutamiento de menores por parte de ISIS
  • Conocer los problemas que derivan de este hecho
  • Plantear diferentes alternativas para su reinserción

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