President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield. That’s the consensus among human rights groups who point to the fact that for six consecutive years, the Obama administration has subverted U.S. law requiring the president to sanction foreign governments that force children to fight.
“We are not seeing change,” said Rachel Stohl, senior associate at the Stimson Center. “There’s no evidence partial waivers have worked to change South Sudan’s poor behavior and impunity.”
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