Children as victims of war crimes
|Článek v odborném periodiku
|Časopis / Zdroj
|The International Journal of Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|Open access časopisu
|child; war; war crime; Yugoslavia; child victim
|The children have been from the beginning of times the most vulnerable group whose constant protection has been needed. Now also state institutions and international organisation comes into the play in this field and they set rules in order to protect the children. It is possible to find countless of provisions serving for their protection, but only when the profound research is conducted. Even though they are the most vulnerable, they have also the most silent voice. The failing of a protection from a side of the institutions is quite visible at the times of ongoing armed conflict. This essay discusses the issue of child victims of armed conflict and is specifically focused on the situation during the Yugoslav wars. That does not mean, that in other countries and during other armed conflict there were no child victims. There were and there still are atrocities happening to the most silent ones of us and something should be done to change that.