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Decoding International LawSemiotics and the Humanities$
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Susan Tiefenbrun

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195385779

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.001.0001

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The culture of violence

The culture of violence

Child Soldiers, Slavery, and the Trafficking of Children

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(p.397) 10 THE CULTURE OF VIOLENCE
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Decoding International Law
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Susan Tiefenbrun

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.010

This chapter focuses on the development of a culture of violence in many parts of the world, especially Africa, which has given rise to genocide, mass violence, and child soldiering. Child soldiering is a variant of human trafficking that is one of the worst human rights violations as it rises to the level of slavery (a universal crime). The recruitment of a child (a person under age eighteen) for the purpose of participation in armed conflict is considered trafficking in persons.

Keywords:   Africa, child soldiers, child soldiering, human trafficking, violence against women, human rights violations

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