Friday, March 4, 2016

Amann: Securing Child Rights in Time of Conflict

Diane Marie Amann (Univ. of Georgia - Law) has posted Securing Child Rights in Time of Conflict (ISLA Journal of International & Comparative Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Each term in the title of this essay seems simple, yet provides much food for analytical thought. The essay thus explores: what is “conflict,” and whether there is a “time” when it is not present; who is a “child”; whether and to what extent children enjoy “rights”; and, finally, how local, national, and international regimes go about “securing” those rights. The essay – based on a talk given at the 2015 International Law Weekend in New York – concludes with a glance at a new potential avenue for child security: the Sustainable Development Goals which the U.N. General Assembly adopted that same year.