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The meeting was called to order at 3.10 p.m.
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, INCLUDING:
(a) STATUS OF THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
1. Ms. MACHEL (Expert on the issue of the protection of children affected by armed conflicts), ...
10. Children caught up in low-intensity conflicts were especially vulnerable to torture and abuse, particularly in periods of detention. The situation of the Palestinians or the Kurds gave chilling examples of that. Ensuring the effective protection of children in such situations would be the subject of a conference in autumn 1995. She hoped to collaborate closely with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women on the problem of the rape of girls and young women in conflicts.