International Law concerning Child Civilians in Armed Conflict

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Contents
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
Abbreviationsxvii
Table of Treaties and Other Selected Legal Instruments and Documentsxxi
Table of Casesxxxv
Chapter 1. Introduction1
1.1 Aims and Scope1
1.2 Why Child' Civilians?6
1.3 Terminology7
1.4 Relevance of Two Concepts: Childhood and Children's Rights10
1.4.1 'Children's Rights'11
1.4.2 'Childhood'13
1.4.3 The Significance of the Concepts of 'Childhood' and 'Children's Rights' in Relation to this Research14
1.5 The Status of Children Generally14
1.6 Summary of Introduction18
Chapter 2. International Human Rights Treaty Law and Related Instruments Relevant to Child Civilians in Armed Conflict19
2.1 Relevant Principles in General Human Rights Law19
2.1.1 Applicability of General Human Rights Instruments to Children, and to Situations of Armed Conflict21
2.1.2 General International Human Rights Instruments of Global Application24
2.1.3 General Regional Human Rights Instruments32
2.1.4 Recent Initiatives37
2.1.5 Summary: General Global and Regional Human Rights Instruments and Initiatives39
2.2 International Legal Instruments and Initiatives Exclusively Concerning Children40
2.2.1 The 1924 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child41
2.2.2 The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child44
2.2.3 Additional International Instruments Exclusively Concerning Children51
2.2.4 The 1990 World Summit for Children53

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