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Ms. Diane Marie Amann

Ms. Diane Marie Amann
Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law
Faculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center
School of Law, University of Georgia

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Human Rights
Children
Child Rights, Conflict, and
International Criminal Justice
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(8/11/2019, 41 minutes)
Human Rights
Children
Child Rights, Conflict, and International Criminal Justice
A. Legal Instruments

Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, 26 September 1924, League of Nations O.J. Spec. Supp. 21, p. 43.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Declaration of the Rights of the Child, General Assembly resolution 1386 (XIV) of 20 November 1959.

Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict, General Assembly resolution 3318 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974.

Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva, 8 June 1977, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva, 8 June 1977, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York, 20 November 1989, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1577, p. 3.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 11 July 1990, OAU Doc. CAB/LEG/24.9/49 (1990).

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

Convention (No. 182) concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Geneva, 17 June 1999, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2133, p. 161.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, New York, 25 May 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2173, p.222.

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Nice, 7 December 2000.

Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, attached as annex to Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown, 16 January 2002, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2178, p. 137.

B. Documents

Impact of Armed Conflict on Children: Report of the expert of the Secretary-General, Ms. Graça Machel, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/157 (A/51/306, 26 August 1996).

Security Council resolution 1261 (1999) of 25 August 1999.

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 5, “General measures of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (arts. 4, 42 and 44, para.6)” (CRC/GC/2003/5).

General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015 (Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development).

Office of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, The Six Grave Violations Against Children During Armed Conflict: The Legal Foundation, November 2009.

International Criminal Court, The Office of the Prosecutor, Policy on Children, November 2016.

C. Doctrine

D.M. Amann, “Calling Children to Account: The Proposal for a Juvenile Chamber in the Special Court for Sierra Leone”, Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 22, 2001, p. 167.

D.M. Amann, “Children”, in William A. Schabas (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015, p. 253.

D.M. Amann, “Children and the First Verdict of the International Criminal Court”, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 12, 2013, p. 411.

D.M. Amann, “The Child Rights Convention and International Criminal Justice”, Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 84, 2015, p. 248.

C. Aptel, “Unpunished Crimes: The Special Court for Sierra Leone and Children”, in Charles Jalloh (ed.), The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014.

F. Bensouda, “Children and International Criminal Justice”, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 43, 2015, p. 591.

S. Detrick, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Kluwer Law International, 1999.

M.A. Drumbl, Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.

M.A. Drumbl and J. C. Barrett, Research Handbook on Child Soldiers, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, 2019.

M. du Plessis, “Children under International Criminal Law”, African Security Review, vol. 13/2, 2004, p. 103.

J.C. Farrell, Beloved Lady: A History of Jane Addams’ Ideas on Reform and Peace, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1967.

S. Fatima, Protecting Children in Armed Conflict, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2018.

R. Graf, “The International Criminal Court and Child Soldiers: An Appraisal of the Lubanga Judgment”, Journal of International Criminal Law, vol. 10, 2012, p. 16.

H. Grotius, The Law of War and Peace (Francis w. Kelsey translator 1925) (originally published 1625).

R. Lemkin, Lemkin on Genocide, Steven Leonard Jacobs (ed), Lexington Books, 2012.

L.A. Malone, “Maturing Justice: Integrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into the Judgments and Processes of the International Criminal Court”, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 43, 2015, p. 599.

W. Schabas, “Commentary on: Children and Armed Conflict” in N. Quénivet and Shilan Shah-Davis (eds.), International Law and Armed Conflict: Challenges in the 21st Century, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2010, p. 283.

T. Vandewiele, Optional Protocol: The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, 2006.