Link to the University of Pittsburgh
Link to the University Library SystemContact us link
AEI Banner

Is the European Union Fighting the War for Children? The EU Policy on the Rights of Children Affected by Armed Conflict. College of Europe EU Diplomacy Paper 8/2010

Kanli, Athanasia. (2010) Is the European Union Fighting the War for Children? The EU Policy on the Rights of Children Affected by Armed Conflict. College of Europe EU Diplomacy Paper 8/2010. [Working Paper]

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (692Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    More than two million child soldiers have died in conflicts throughout the world. The official response to this phenomenon, which involved devising international conventions, proved to be inadequate. During the past decade the European Union (EU) has been active in promoting the rights of children affected by armed conflict (CAAC). This paper examines to what extent the EU is determined to promote the rights of CAAC, especially through its development policy and to what degree this determination is translated into concrete action. The central position of this paper is that, even though the EU possesses all the mechanisms needed in order to promote the rights of CAAC, implementation lags behind the declared targets. There are both politically and operationally important reasons explaining the divergence between rhetoric and action, namely, the lack of political will by EU member states as well as the low level of funding allocated to CAAC and the absence of an effective monitoring system.

    Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
    Social Networking:
    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > development
    EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > College of Europe (Brugge) > EU Diplomacy Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2011
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:41
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15482

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads