|Name:||Law No. 11 of 2013 amending the Legislative Decree No. 148 of 1949 concerning the Penal Code.|
|Country:||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law; Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation online in Arabic Syrian Parliament Official Website, Syrian People's Assembly, Syrian Arab Republic PDF in Arabic (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2014-07-29)
|Abstract/Citation:||This amendment adds an additional Article No. 488 to the Penal Code, which criminalizes all forms of recruitment and the use of children under the age of 18 by armed forces and armed groups, including taking part in direct combat, carrying and transporting weapons or equipment or ammunition, planting explosions, standing at checkpoints or carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance, acting as a distraction or human shield or assisting and/or serving the perpetrators in any way or form.
In addition, the law increases penalties for the crime of rape against a girl under the age of 15 years.