Albania

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Conscription: No (since 2010).

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: Not signed. Accession 9 Dec 2008.
Voluntary recruitment age: 18.
Conscientious objection recognised for professional soldiers: No.
Military expenditure: 2.1% of GDP (data 2009).
Remarks:
1) The Optional Protocol is not signed and ratified.
2) There is no right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.
Recommendations:
1) Sign and ratify the Optional Protocol.
2) Recognise the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.