Timothy Webster


This article examines advances in preventing children from participating in armed conflict. It references international human rights treaties, UN Security Council resolutions and jurisprudence from international courts to chart the course by which recruiting child soldiers became an international crime. At the same time, it calls on UN bodies – and the states that comprise them – to implement some of the many resolutions and veiled threats leveled at various groups and militias that use child soldiers.


international law, child soldiers, Special Court of Sierra Leone, UN Security Council

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George Washington International Law Review

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39 George Washington International Law Review 227 (2007)


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