Child soldiers from a legalperspective. A literature based case study of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis seeks to analyze the international humanitarian laws and human right laws governing the involvement of children in armed conflicts. As the international law prohibiting the involvement of children in armed conflict progress on paper, progress within the states falls behind, thus creating a gap between progress in law and the enforcement of this law on the ground. The international community needs to take steps to bridge this gap so the practice on the ground is adequate with the international law. This thesis will examine the efficiency of the international legal instruments and examine what factors are preventing the implementation of the international law within the different states. Three different case-studies will be conducted of three African countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and Sierra Leone in order to examine what the states, the society, local actors and the international community are doing to prevent the involvement of children in armed conflict.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 75 p.
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224866DiVA: diva2:718792
Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action
Lysén, Göran, Professor