About this book
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.
Windell Nortje is Associate Lecturer in the Law Faculty at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Noëlle Quénivet is Associate Professor in International Law at the Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, UK.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20663-5
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-20662-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-20663-5
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