International Law Concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

byJenny Kuper

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Each year, many thousands of child civilians are killed, injured, or otherwise physically and psychologically harmed as a result of armed conflicts. There is a considerable body of international law which aims to minimise the harm inflicted on these children, and yet it is little known, orobserved. This book is the first major international legal text to focus exclusively on child civilians. It addresses three main questions: (1) what are the precise rules incorporated in the pertinent body of law, and what are its implementation mechanisms? (2) how effective is it (with reference torecent conflicts involving Iraq) in helping to achieve some protection for child civilians? and (3) can it be rendered more effective? The book concludes by proposing a number of strategies to strengthen the impact of the applicable law. As the first detailed analysis of the surprisingly large bodyof law relevant to the treatment of child civilians, this book is an important contribution to a topical and highly charged human rights issue.

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Each year, many thousands of child civilians are killed, injured, or otherwise physically and psychologically harmed as a result of armed conflicts. There is a considerable body of international law which aims to minimise the harm inflicted on these children, and yet it is little known, orobserved. This book is the first major internat...

Jenny Kuper is a solicitor who has worked mainly for the Children's Legal Centre in London. In recent years, she has been working full-time on this book. She is currently a freelance researcher, and is applying for academic work.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264860

ISBN - 13:9780198264866

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. Introduction2. International Human Rights Treaty Law and Related Instruments Relevant to Child Civilians in Armed Conflict3. Treaty Law of Armed Conflict and Related Instruments: The Protection of Civilians and Use of Chemical Weapons4. Treaty Law of Armed Conflict and Related Instruments Specifically Regarding Child Civilians5. Customary Law6. Monitoring, Implementation, and Enforcement of International Law Concerning Child Civilians7. The Law in Practice: Three Conflicts8. ConclusionTable of LegislationTable of CasesBibliography

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'The enormity of the misery suffered by the child victims of armed conflict is brought home to the reader in the carefully documented pages.'