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The status of child offenders under international criminal justice: lessons from Sierra Leone

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by John MorssJohn Morss
This article analyses the status of child offenders under international criminal justice. International criminal proceedings, especially those in the African continent, have recently highlighted the significance of children and young people as perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It has been suggested by one commentator that there exist international prohibitions on the prosecution of children for international crimes. It will be argued here that this claim is not substantiated in respect either of customary or treaty-based international obligations.

History

Journal

Deakin law review

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pagination

213 - 225

Publisher

School of Law, Deakin University

Location

Burwood, Vic

ISSN

1321-3660

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Deakin University