Child Soldiers and the Parameters of International Criminal Law
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AbstractThe law on the enlistment, conscription or use of children under the age of 15 to participate actively in hostilities has been addressed in the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and in the first judgment of the International Criminal Court in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. This article examines the parameters of the international criminal law relating to child soldiers, focusing on the conduct element of the three modes of committing a child-soldier-related offence. Two main issues are addressed: whether Articles 8(2)(b)(xxvi) and 8(2)(e)(vii) of the 1998 Rome Statute describe two or three separate categories of conduct and whether sexual violence may constitute a form of use in hostilities. These issues are discussed within the framework of the prior evolution of the law and the unfolding practice of the International Criminal Court.
All Author(s) ListJorgensen NHB
Journal nameChinese Journal of International Law
Year2012
Month12
Day1
Volume Number11
Issue Number4
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
Pages657 - 688
ISSN1540-1650
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGovernment & Law; International Relations; INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; Law; LAW

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