Critical analysis of the law on the use of child soldiers in armed conflicts in northern Uganda a case study of Kitgum district

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Kampala International University,School of Law
The research on "Legal frameworks governing the use of child soldiers in armed conflicts" was conducted in northern Uganda. The dissertation is divided into five chapters. The first chapter will look at the statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, hypotheses of the study, research methodology, justification of the study, and the literature review. Chapter two looks at recruitment and participation of children in armed conflict, and forced recruitment. Chapter three narrows down to the topic. It looks at consequences of participation in armed conflict and addressing the consequences of child recruitment and participation. Chapter four discussed the application of current legal standards and their weaknesses to child soldiers of northern Uganda, applicability of the laws protecting child soldiers, and eliminating forced recruitment by government armed forces and armed groups. The last chapter (chapter five) dealt with the conclusions and recommendations. This was based on the findings that have been reflected in the rest of the paper.
A dissertation submitted to the School of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor of Law of Kampala International University
child soldiers, armed conflicts, Uganda, Kitgum district