Congress enacted the Child Soldiers Prevention Act in order to stop public funds from directly supporting armies that use child soldiers. This paper examines how the Act has been applied to Myanmar, where both State and nonstate forces recruit children. Myanmar’s internal conflict illustrates numerous reasons for why children may join armed groups and demonstrates shortcomings in the Act’s approach towards curbing the practice.
Application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act to Myanmar: A Case Study in How a Simple Statute Insufficiently Addresses a Complex Problem,
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