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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  

Matthew Happold

Université du Luxembourg; Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Date Written: January 25, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Happold, Matthew, Protecting Children in Armed Conflict: Harnessing the Security Council's 'Soft Power' (January 25, 2012). Israel Law Review, Vol. 43, pp. 360-380, 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1991820

Matthew Happold (Contact Author)

Université du Luxembourg ( email )

Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance
148, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, L-1511
Luxembourg

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