Information, since 1991, on whether children aged 16 or under are recruited for compulsory military service, and if so, on the reason [ALB23339.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Albania.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

News from Helsinki Watch (New York). Monthly.

On-line search of media sources.

Oral sources.

RFE/RL Research Reports (Munich). Weekly.

Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague]. Bi-monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Monthly.