The recruitment and use of child soldiers as a serious violation of international humanitarian law

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This article is dedicated to the current problem of the recruitment and use of child soldiers in international armed conflicts and non-international armed conflicts. The author examines the sources of international law related to this issue, as well as two historic decisions: the decision of the International criminal court in the case of The Prosecutor vs. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo and the decision of the Special court for Sierra Leone in the case of The Prosecutor vs. Charles Ghankay Taylor.

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M M Mustafaeva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Department Judicial Authority, Law Enforcement and Human Rights Activity




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