The War Crime of Child Soldier Recruitment

Authors: McBride, Julie

  • Examines the development of the crime of recruiting, conscripting or using children for participation in armed conflict
  • Timely and relevant to everyone with an interest in international criminal law and how it operates
  • Includes a critical discussion of the very first ICC trial and judgment
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The practice of using children to participate in conflict has become a defining characteristic of 21st century warfare and is the most recent addition to the canon of international war crimes. This text examines the development of this crime of recruiting, conscripting or using children for participation in armed conflict, from human rights principle to fully fledged war crime, prosecuted at the International Criminal Court. The background and reasons for the growing use of children in armed conflict are analysed, before discussing the origins of the crime in international humanitarian law and human rights law treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocol. Specific focus is paid to the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court in developing and expanding the elements of the crime, the modes of ascribing liability to perpetrators and the defences of mistake and negligence. The question of how the courts addressed issues of cultural sensitivity, notably in terms of the liability of children, is also addressed.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Child Soldier Dilemma

    McBride, Julie

    Pages 1-41

  • The Rome Statute: Codification of the Crime

    McBride, Julie

    Pages 43-82

  • The Special Court for Sierra Leone: ‘Crystallisation’ and Child Soldiers

    McBride, Julie

    Pages 83-110

  • Special Court for Sierra Leone: The First Convictions

    McBride, Julie

    Pages 111-144

  • Child Soldiers at the International Criminal Court

    McBride, Julie

    Pages 145-200

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-6704-920-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The War Crime of Child Soldier Recruitment
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T. M. C. Asser press, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-921-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-921-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-920-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 216
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