Journal Article

Between War and Peace: Monitoring Guidelines for Child Soldiers in Nepal's Peace Process

Edward Thomas

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

Volume 2, issue 1, pages 93-121
Published in print March 2010 | ISSN: 1757-9619
Published online March 2010 | e-ISSN: 1757-9627 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/hup029
Between War and Peace: Monitoring Guidelines for Child Soldiers in Nepal's Peace Process

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The UN Security Council has set up a wide-ranging monitoring regime for child recruitment and use for armed conflict. This is a particularly complex task for two reasons: first, international law and international policy on children's involvement in armed conflict is inconsistent, and its application in countries emerging from conflict is problematic. Second, children's involvement is part of a wider social and economic order that is being reconfigured by violence - that order, and children's responses to it, need to be described and interpreted for monitoring to be useful. This note illustrates these problems by presenting and assessing monitoring guidelines for child recruitment and use in one country emerging from a conflict in which children and youth were widely involved: Nepal.

Keywords: child soldier; child rights; international law; Nepal

Journal Article.  10880 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates ; Human Rights and Immigration ; Human Rights ; Politics ; Social Movements and Social Change

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