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The government has promised to improve the rights of teenage soldiers by allowing them to leave the armed forces up until the age of eighteen.
Quakers want Britain's 'duty of care' to its armed forces to include the provision of a right-of-discharge for under 18 year olds.
Quakers and Unitarians say the Government has failed once more to address the right of young recruits to leave the Armed Forces.
Forces Watch has said that a report by MPs reveals confusion at the highest levels over the laws on people aged under 18 in the armed forces.
Human rights campaigners have welcomed an MP's attempt to raise the minimum age of enlistment in the UK armed forces to eighteen.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox is pushing through an Armed Forces Bill that will make no meaningful changes to the armed forces. Fox and his allies use gung-ho rhetoric about "supporting our boys" while neglecting the human rights of forces personnel.
Quakers in Britain are calling for Parliament to amend the Armed Forces Bill in order to to raise the age of enlistment, currently set at sixteen.
Children and young people's rights groups are calling for a change in the law to end the recruitment of sixteen and seventeen-year-olds into the UK armed forces.
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