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Military training and children in armed conflict : law, policy, and practice

Author: Jenny Kuper
Publisher: New York : Nijhoff, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book aims to address three main questions: what are the obligations of officers of national armed forces in relation to children, either civilians or combatants, whom they or those under their command may encounter while participating in situations of armed conflict? How realistic and achievable are these obligations? How can compliance with them be encouraged, monitored, and/or enforced? The book examines  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Kuper
ISBN: 9004136738 9789004136731
OCLC Number: 58431875
Description: xxi, 299 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Context, questions, and framework --
Part 1. Law and policy relevant to the training of officers of national armed forces as regards the treatment of children at the outset, during, and shortly after situations of armed conflict. Content of rules relevant to officer training : parameters and basic principles. Content of rules relevant to officer training regarding children : child civilians. Content of rules relevant to officer training regarding children : child soldiers. Content of general rules relevant to officer training regarding children : landmines, culpability/command responsibility, and selected war crimes trials (1998-2001). Obligations of governments : treaty law, 'soft law', and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Impact of law and policy : methodology --
pt. 2. Practice : training officers of national armed forces on the treatment of children --
country studies and ICRC. Introduction and country studies (category A). Country studies (category B) and the ICRC --
pt. 3. Summary and recommendations. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jenny Kuper.

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During recent armed conflicts - such as those in Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda - public attention was repeatedly caught by images of children, both as civilians and as soldiers. Those  Read more...

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