Children and Global Conflict

Kim Huynh, Bina D'Costa, Katrina Lee-Koo

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Abstract

More than one billion people under the age of eighteen live in territories affected by armed conflict. Despite this, scholars and practitioners often lack a comprehensive knowledge of how children both struggle within and shape conflict zones. Children and Global Conflict provides this understanding with a view to enhancing the prospects of conflict resolution and peace building. This book presents key ideas and issues relating to children s experiences of war, international relations and international law. The authors explore the political, conceptual and moral debates around children in these contexts and offer examples and solutions based on case studies of child soldiers from Vietnam, child forced migrants in Australia, young peace builders in post-conflict zones, youth in the international justice system, and child advocates across South Asia and the Middle East.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages341
ISBN (Print)9781107038844
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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