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Child Soldiers and Restorative Justice

Participatory Action Research in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Authors: Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

  • Describes policies, and local and international standards on child soldiering accountability
  • Enhances child soldiers' reintegration and prevention through restorative justice and locally-based approaches, such as Baraza (conflict resolution forum)
  • Serves as entry point to making former child soldiers peacemakers in their communities through peacemaking circles and Baraza
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This book investigates how, while children used as soldiers are primarily perceived as victims of offences against international law, they also commit war atrocities. In the aftermath of armed conflict, the mainstream justice system targets warlords internationally, armed groups and militias’ commanders who abduct and enrol children as combatants, leaving child perpetrators not being held accountable for their alleged gross human rights violations. Attempts to prosecute child soldiers through the mainstream justice system have resulted in child rights abuses. Where no accountability measures have been taken, demobilised young soldiers have experienced rejection, and eventually, some have returned to soldiering. This research provides evidence of the potential of restorative justice peacemaking circles and locally-based jurisprudence – specifically the Baraza - to hold former child soldiers accountable and facilitate their reintegration into society.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

    Pages 1-17

  • General Introduction on the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

    Pages 19-72

  • Child Soldiering Global Perspectives and in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

    Pages 73-111

  • Reintegrating and Healing Child Soldiers

    Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

    Pages 113-145

  • Child Protection and Accountability

    Kiyala, Jean Chrysostome K.

    Pages 147-177

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90071-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90070-4
  • 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 and Restorative Justice
Book Subtitle
Participatory Action Research in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90071-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90071-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90070-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 518
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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