Between war and peace : monitoring guidelines for child soldiers in Nepal's peace process
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Journal of human rights practice, Vol. 2, no. 1, 2010, p. 93-121 : tabl.
Photocopies. - Bibliographie : p. 120-121
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 chlidren'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 reponses 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.