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Children and the First Verdict of the International Criminal Court


Diane Marie Amann


University of Georgia School of Law; University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center

January 1, 2014

12 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 411 (2013).
UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-03
Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2015-07

Abstract:     
Child soldiers were a central concern in the first decade of the International Criminal Court; indeed, the court’s first trial, Prosecutor v. Lubanga, dealt exclusively with the war crimes of conscripting, enlisting, and using child soldiers. This article compares the attention that the court has paid to children – an attention that serves the express terms of the ICC Statute – with the relative inattention in post-World War II international instruments such as the statutes of the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. The article then analyzes the Lubanga conviction, sentence, and reparations rulings. It recommends that the ICC focus attention on all the ways that armed conflict affects children, as a means to advance goals of accountability, redress, and prevention.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: International Criminal Court, international law, child soldiers, armed conflict, children, human rights, Congo, Rome Statute

JEL Classification: K33


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Date posted: January 18, 2014 ; Last revised: October 24, 2015

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Amann, Diane Marie, Children and the First Verdict of the International Criminal Court (January 1, 2014). 12 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 411 (2013).; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-03; Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2015-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2380145

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Diane Marie Amann (Contact Author)
University of Georgia School of Law ( email )
225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center
100 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602-6018
United States

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