Advocate from Human Rights Watch to discuss campaign to ban use of child soldiers

by Michael O. Garvey

Jo Becker, children’s rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, will speak on “Law, Human Rights and Children in Armed Conflict,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 (Wednesday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. Becker, who founded the International Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers and serves on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the issue. She recently returned from an investigative mission along the border between Thailand and Burma.p.

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