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Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy
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Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy

Mark A. Drumbl

Abstract

The international community's efforts to halt child soldiering have yielded some successes. But this pernicious practice persists. It may shift locally, but it endures globally. Preventative measures therefore remain inadequate. Former child soldiers experience challenges readjusting to civilian life. Reintegration is complex and eventful. The homecoming is only the beginning. Reconciliation within communities afflicted by violence committed by and against child soldiers is incomplete. Shortfalls linger on the restorative front. Still, conversations about child soldiers mostly involve the same ... More

Keywords: child soldiering, child soldiers, war, violence, criminal trials, justice, juvenile justice, humanitarian interventions, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592654.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark A. Drumbl, author
Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law; Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University

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