Mere Children or Weapons of War - Child Soldiers and International Law

37 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2008

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Steven Freeland

Western Sydney University, School of Law

Date Written: November 23, 2008

Abstract

This article discusses the current situation under international law relating to Child Soldiers in three principal areas: 1) How international law prohibits and/or restricts the recruitment of the Child Soldier; 2) How international law criminalizes the recruitment of the Child Soldier; and 3) How international law deals with and/or criminalizes the actions of the Child Soldier.

Keywords: Child Soldiers, International Criminal Law, International Justice, International Criminal Court, Special Court for Sierra Leone

Suggested Citation

Freeland, Steven, Mere Children or Weapons of War - Child Soldiers and International Law (November 23, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1306169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1306169

Steven Freeland (Contact Author)

Western Sydney University, School of Law ( email )

Locked Bag 1797
Penrith, NSW 2751
Australia

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