This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its core legal texts from a children’s rights perspective. It examines the ICC provisions and its case law, evaluating whether these meet international children’s rights standards, particularly as regards the protection of child victims and witnesses, their participation as victims in ICC proceedings and their role as beneficiaries in reparations. The author proposes recommendations that could be adopted in order to guarantee children’s rights in ICC proceedings.
This book is a useful tool for practitioners as well as for academics, both in the area of international criminal law as well as children’s rights.
From the foreword by Elizabeth Odio Benito (Former Judge International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court):
‘It is with research such as the one carried out by Dr. Chamberlain that the future jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court will progress and advance the application and interpretation of the Rome Statute with a human rights perspective.’
Introduction (p. 1)
Chapter 1. Armed Conflict and Children (p. 11)
Chapter 2. Children and the ICC’s Structure (p. 27)
Chapter 3. Application of Children’s Rights to the ICC’s Legal Framework (p. 41)
Chapter 4. Crimes under the Jurisdiction of the ICC and Children (p. 99)
Chapter 5. Children’s Interaction with the ICC (p. 145)
Chapter 6. Conclusions and Recommendations (p. 215)
Guidelines on Children and the International Criminal Court (p. 233)