© The Author, 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of EJIL Ltd. This article investigates whether international law prohibits the prosecution of children for war crimes and, if it does not, whether it should do so. In particular, the interplay between restorative and retributive post-conflict justice mechanisms, on the one hand, and juvenile rehabilitative justice mechanisms, on the other, is discussed in detail. The article suggests that in certain, narrow, circumstances children having committed war crimes should be prosecuted.
Quenivet, N. (2017). Does and should international law prohibit the prosecution of children for war crimes?. European Journal of International Law, 28(2), 433-455. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chx023