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Child Soldiers and Distributive Justice: Addressing the Limits of Law

Park, Augustine


This paper discusses the limitations of legal responses to the problem of child soldiery, beginning from the premise that the crime of using child soldiers is comprised of both the recruiter and the recruit. While legal approaches are addressed to the recruiter, because of the dearth of enforcement mechanisms, the protections established in international law have failed to prevent the recruitment of under-aged combatants. It remains to be seen how efficacious a deterrent the precedent-setting...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Crime, Law and Social Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10611-010-9232-y


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