The current era has witnessed numerous international and internal armed conflicts, which have led to increase in problems faced by children, and particularly in Arab and Islamic states. They have led to a heightening in the number of armed gangs and terrorism which has resulted in bodily infringements including murder, assault, and abduction for the purposes of prostitution or the trade in human organs. The civil wars in various states, and particularly those that were started during the Arab Spring, have led to the killing and displacement of millions of children. Terrorism has also contributed towards the killing of thousands of children. It was because of governments’ lack of interest in the protection of children, and their actions in combatting terrorism that the number of cases of children being killed, submitted to torture, trafficked, or being displaced, whether internally or into neighboring countries, was multiplied. The distressing scenes in refugee camps spread across multiple Arab countries continue, demanding International humanitarian involvement to protect children in various regions of the countries of the world, in light of the lack of Arab humanitarian organizations for the protection of children.So children in a number of countries have suffered from killing, torture and displacement, which has been heightened by the interference of Western countries in the affairs of the Arab region. Taking this into account, the research has been divided into three themes: in the first we discussed the right of the child to life, and in the second we discussed the protection of child from torture. As for the final theme, it was dedicated to cases of the killing and torture of children in armed conflicts.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN