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International Criminal Justice Series

Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace

A Restorative Transitional Justice Approach to Accountability for Crimes Under International Law

Authors: Steinl, Leonie

  • Addresses child soldiers’ participation in crimes under international law
  • Provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of how different fora of transitional justice have dealt with child soldiers and their roles as perpetrators
  • Develops a new approach to achieving accountability for child soldiers’ participation in crimes under international law
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This book deals with child soldiers’ involvement in crimes under international law.Child soldiers are often victims of grave human rights abuses, and yet, in some cases,they also participate actively in inflicting violence upon others. Nonetheless, theinternational discourse on child soldiers often tends to ignore the latter dimensionof children’s involvement in armed conflict and instead focuses exclusively on theirrole as victims.
While it might seem as though the discourse is therefore beneficial for child soldiersas it protects them from blame and responsibility, it is important to realize that theso-called passive victim narrative entails various adverse consequences, which canhinder the successful reintegration of child soldiers into their families, communitiesand societies. This book aims to address this dilemma. First, the available optionsfor dealing with child soldiers’ participation in crimes under international law, suchas transitional justice and criminal justice, and their shortcomings are analyzed indepth. Subsequently a new approach is developed towards achieving accountabilityin a child-adequate way, which is called restorative transitional justice.
This book is in the first place aimed at researchers with an interest in child soldiers,children and armed conflict, as well as international criminal law, transitional justice,juvenile justice, restorative justice, children’s rights, and international human rightslaw. Secondly, professionals working on issues of transitional justice, juvenile justice,international criminal law, children’s rights, and the reintegration of child soldierswill also find the subject matter of great relevance to their practice.
Dr. Leonie Steinl, LL.M. (Columbia) is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Lawof the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Child Soldiering, Its Images, and Realities

    Steinl, Leonie

    Pages 1-43

  • Child Soldiers and Non-Prosecutorial Transitional Justice

    Steinl, Leonie

    Pages 45-144

  • Child Soldiers and Prosecutorial Transitional Justice

    Steinl, Leonie

    Pages 145-287

  • Child Soldiers and Restorative Transitional Justice

    Steinl, Leonie

    Pages 289-407

  • Summary and Conclusions

    Steinl, Leonie

    Pages 409-418

Buy this book

eBook £89.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-201-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £112.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-200-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace
Book Subtitle
A Restorative Transitional Justice Approach to Accountability for Crimes Under International Law
Authors
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2017
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-201-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-201-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-200-2
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 421
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