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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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Child Soldiers and the Defence of Duress under International Criminal Law

ISBN13: 9783030206628
Published: July 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Price: £54.99

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This book investigates the use of duress as a defence in international criminal law, specifically in cases of child soldiers. The prosecution of children for international crimes often only focuses on whether children can and should be prosecuted under international law. However, it is rarely considered what would happen to these children at the trial stage.

This work offers a nuanced approach towards international prosecution and considers how children could be implicated and defended in international courts. This study will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in international criminal law, transitional justice and children's rights.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, International Criminal Law
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Duress as a Defence under International Criminal Law
Chapter 3: The Application of the Requirements of Duress to Child Soldiers
Chapter 4: Limits of, and Exclusions from, the Defence of Duress
Chapter 5: Duress as an Excuse Defence for International Crimes
Chapter 6: Conclusion