Child Soldiers in International Law

Child Soldiers in International Law - Melland Schill Studies in International Law

Hardback (18 Aug 2005) | English

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Synopsis

Can the use of children as soldiers be effectively regulated at an international level? 'Child soldiers in international law' examines how international law has developed to deal with this problematic and emotive issue. Happold looks at the rules restricting the recruitment of children into armed forces - rules which, though important, are often flouted - but also at the wider legal issues arising from child soldiering: to what extent can child soldiers be held criminally liable for their conduct? How should they be treated when captured? How are states obliged to demobilise and reintegrate them into their societies? It also identifies a move away towards enforcement, through the prosecution of those who recruit child soldiers, and proposals for Security Council sanctions against governments and groups who breach their international obligations by using children in armed conflicts. This study will be essential reading for those concerned with public international law, human rights, and the United Nations and peacekeeping.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719065866
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 341.48572
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 183
Weight: 444g
Height: 233mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 21mm