Child Soldiers as Agents of War and Peace: A Restorative by Leonie Steinl

By Leonie Steinl

This booklet offers with baby squaddies’ involvement in crimes below foreign law.
Child infantrymen are frequently sufferers of grave human rights abuses, and but, in a few cases,
they additionally take part actively in causing violence upon others. still, the
international discourse on baby squaddies usually has a tendency to disregard the latter dimension
of children’s involvement in armed clash and in its place focuses solely on their
role as victims.
While it can look as if the discourse is for that reason invaluable for baby soldiers
as it protects them from blame and accountability, it is very important notice that the
so-called passive sufferer narrative includes a variety of antagonistic results, which can
hinder the winning reintegration of kid squaddies into their households, communities
and societies. This e-book goals to deal with this trouble. First, the on hand options
for facing baby infantrymen’ participation in crimes lower than overseas legislations, such
as transitional justice and felony justice, and their shortcomings are analyzed in
depth. thus a brand new method is constructed in the direction of reaching accountability
in a child-adequate method, often known as restorative transitional justice.

This booklet is within the first position geared toward researchers with an curiosity in baby soldiers,
children and armed clash, in addition to overseas felony legislations, transitional justice,
juvenile justice, restorative justice, children’s rights, and overseas human rights
law. Secondly, pros engaged on problems with transitional justice, juvenile justice,
international felony legislation, children’s rights, and the reintegration of kid soldiers
will additionally locate the subject material of significant relevance to their practice.
Dr. Leonie Steinl, LL.M. (Columbia) is a Researcher and Lecturer on the school of Law
of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

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