Abstract

This paper highlights the role that NGOs may play in the drafting of human rights standards, with particular reference to the rights of the child regarding children in armed conflict. The travaux preparatoires of the Optional Protocol on Children in Armed Conflict illustrate the role played by NGOs in that process. The drafting of Article 38 of the Convention may have initially been a great disappointment for NGOs, they were subsequently accorded a second shot at drafting appropriate rules combining international humanitarian law with that of the rights of the child—the outcome being the Optional Protocol.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 453-481
Launched on MUSE
2003-05-06
Open Access
No
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