Conscription: No (since 2003).
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict: Signed (8 Sep 2000). Ratified (23 Sep 2004).
Voluntary recruitment age: 18.
Conscientious objection recognised for professional soldiers: No.
Military expenditure: 1.6% of GDP (data 2009).
1) There is no right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.
1) Recognise the right to conscientious objection for professional soldiers.