Children

20 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2016  

Diane Marie Amann

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

Date Written: September 6, 2016

Abstract

This chapter, which appears in The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law (William A. Schabas ed. 2016), discusses how international criminal law instruments and institutions address crimes against and affecting children. It contrasts the absence of express attention in the post-World War II era with the multiple provisions pertaining to children in the 1998 Statute of the International Criminal Court. The chapter examines key judgments in that court and in the Special Court for Sierra Leone, as well as the ICC’s current, comprehensive approach to the effects that crimes within its jurisdiction have on children. The chapter concludes with a discussion of challenges to the prevention and punishment of such international crimes.

Keywords: International Criminal Court, Special Court for Sierra Leone, children, child rights, child soldiers, World War II, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, United Nations, Nuremberg, Tokyo Trial, genocide, Geneva Conventions, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

JEL Classification: K32, K33, K36

Suggested Citation

Amann, Diane Marie, Children (September 6, 2016). The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law (William A. Schabas ed., 2016); University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-35; Dean Rusk International Law Center Research Paper No. 2016-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2835556

Diane Marie Amann (Contact Author)

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

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University of Georgia - Dean Rusk International Law Center

100 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602-6018
United States

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