Protecting Children in Armed Conflict: Harnessing the Security Council's 'Soft Power'
Israel Law Review, Vol. 43, pp. 360-380, 2010
21 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 25, 2012
The United Nations Security Council’s recent involvement in the protection of children in armed conflict, particularly by seeking to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers, has attracted little attention from international lawyers. However, the process, initiated by Council Resolution 1612, has interesting parallels with non-compliance mechanisms in international environmental law and can be seen as an innovative attempt to harness the Security Council’s “soft power” to engage both State and non-State parties to conflicts.
Keywords: Children in armed conflict, UN Security Council
JEL Classification: K33
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