UNU Policy Brief Number 4, 2006

Popovski, Vesselin and Arts, Karin (2006). UNU Policy Brief Number 4, 2006. Policy Briefs. United Nations University.

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    Author Popovski, Vesselin
    Arts, Karin
    Title UNU Policy Brief Number 4, 2006
    Series Title Policy Briefs
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Japan
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages VIII, 8
    Language eng
    Abstract This document is based on a forthcoming book that unites two broad international themes: international criminal accountability and children’s rights. The book examines how a children’s rights has been gradually inserted into the practice of international tribunals. Child victims should be entitled to no less justice than adults. However, to testify on war crimes and be questioned in courtrooms may add to—not relieve—children’s trauma. Children can both suffer from and commit atrocity crimes. The book discusses the dilemma of child soldiers, who could be perpetrators of war crimes but are also victims of forceful recruitment, which is in itself a war crime. It demonstrates the wing child-protection culture at the UN and the cooperation among its agencies in combating the recruitment of child soldiers.
    UNBIS Thesaurus COURTS
    CHILDREN
    MILITARISM
    INTERNATIONAL LAW
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18148026
    ISBN 9280830171
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