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Barnsoldatens rättigheter

Jonzon, Kerstin LU (2011) MRSK01 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The child soldier issue is complex in many different ways. Taking into account the different ideas of childhood, the concept of human rights in general and child rights in specific the question about the child soldier and its rights appears to be far from easy to understand.
In this thesis I will try to illustrate the complexity by comparing relevant international law applicable to the child soldier phenomenon and analyse the conclusion using a normative method. The theoretical perspective of this study is wide and will be based on an interdisciplinary onset.
The purpose of the study is to answer the question whether the protection of the rights of the child soldier between ages 15 and 18, regarding the principle of the best interest... (More)
The child soldier issue is complex in many different ways. Taking into account the different ideas of childhood, the concept of human rights in general and child rights in specific the question about the child soldier and its rights appears to be far from easy to understand.
In this thesis I will try to illustrate the complexity by comparing relevant international law applicable to the child soldier phenomenon and analyse the conclusion using a normative method. The theoretical perspective of this study is wide and will be based on an interdisciplinary onset.
The purpose of the study is to answer the question whether the protection of the rights of the child soldier between ages 15 and 18, regarding the principle of the best interest of the child and the presumption that a child is every human being under the age of eighteen, is satisfactory within the international judicial framework targeting the question of the use of child soldiers.
The study is based on the rights set up in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), which is the most comprehensive international document regarding children’s rights. Article 38 of the convention deals with child rights in armed conflict. However, since the article only refers to persons who have not attained the age of fifteen, it is not applicable to all children and does therefore not deal with what is best for the child per se and its rights. (Less)
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author
Jonzon, Kerstin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En normativ analys av innebörden av rättigheterna för soldaten 15 till 18 år i förhållande till principen om barnets bästa
course
MRSK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
normative analysis, barnsoldater, international law, CRC, child soldiers, human rights
language
Swedish
id
1971886
date added to LUP
2011-06-29 10:40:10
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:52
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  abstract     = {The child soldier issue is complex in many different ways. Taking into account the different ideas of childhood, the concept of human rights in general and child rights in specific the question about the child soldier and its rights appears to be far from easy to understand.   
In this thesis I will try to illustrate the complexity by comparing relevant international law applicable to the child soldier phenomenon and analyse the conclusion using a normative method. The theoretical perspective of this study is wide and will be based on an interdisciplinary onset.
The purpose of the study is to answer the question whether the protection of the rights of the child soldier between ages 15 and 18, regarding the principle of the best interest of the child and the presumption that a child is every human being under the age of eighteen, is satisfactory within the international judicial framework targeting the question of the use of child soldiers. 
The study is based on the rights set up in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), which is the most comprehensive international document regarding children’s rights. Article 38 of the convention deals with child rights in armed conflict. However, since the article only refers to persons who have not attained the age of fifteen, it is not applicable to all children and does therefore not deal with what is best for the child per se and its rights.},
  author       = {Jonzon, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {normative analysis,barnsoldater,international law,CRC,child soldiers,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barnsoldatens rättigheter},
  year         = {2011},
}