The Human Rights of Children Born of War: Case Analyses of Past and Present Conflicts

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"Menschenrechte der Kinder des Krieges: Fallstudien vergangener und gegenwartiger Konflikte". This paper addresses the human rights of 'children born of war' as measured against the standards formulated in the Convention of the Right of the Child. Taking five 20th century cases studies which cover different conflict and post-conflict situations in diverse geographical regions, the paper concludes despite greater awareness of children's rights as evident in their codification throughout the 20th century, there has been no noticeable improvement in the application of these rights to children born of war.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-298
Number of pages31
JournalHistorical Social Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • war children, child soldiers, human rights, children of occupation, 20th century conflicts, children born of war, Convention on the rights of the child