Children and the Responsibility to Protect, Bina D’Costa and Luke Glanville bring together more than a dozen academics and practitioners from around the world to examine the intersections of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle and the theory and practice of child protection. Contributors consider themes including how the agency and vulnerability of children is represented and how their voices are heard in discussions of R2P and child protection, and the merits of drawing together the R2P and Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) agendas, as well as case studies of children’s lives in conflict zones, child soldiers, and children born of conflict-related sexual violence.
This collection of essays was first published in the journal
Global Responsibility to Protect (vol.10/1-2, 2018) as a special issue.
Contributors are: J. Marshall Beier, Letícia Carvalho, Bina D’Costa, Myriam Denov, Luke Glanville, Michelle Godwin, Erin Goheen Glanville, Cecilia Jacob, Dustin Johnson, Atim Angela Lakor, Katrina Lee-Koo, Ryoko Nakano, Jochen Prantl, Jeremy Shusterman, Hannah Sparwasser Soroka, Timea Spitka, Jana Tabak, Shelly Whitman.
Bina D'Costa is Associate Professor and Senior Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. She has been leading the migration research program at the UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti (2016-2018). Her research interests span migration, children and conflict, gender, war crimes and justice.
Luke Glanville, Ph.D. (2010), is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. He is the author of
Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
List of Contributors
: An Introduction Luke Glanville
and Children and Armed Conflict
‘Children Heard, Half-Heard?’: A Practitioners’ Look for Children in the Responsibility to Protect and Normative Agendas on Protection in Armed Conflict Jeremy Shusterman and Michelle Godwin ‘The Intolerable Impact of Armed Conflict on Children’: The United Nations Security Council and the Protection of Children in Armed Conflict Katrina Lee-Koo
and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities: A Child-Centric Approach Cecilia Jacob The Politics of Norm Glocalisation: Limits in Applying
to Protecting Children Jochen Prantl and Ryoko Nakano
Responsibility to Protect the Future: Children on the Move and the Politics of Becoming Jana Tabak and Letícia Carvalho
and the Novel: The Trope of the Abandoned Refugee Child in Stella Leventoyannis Harvey’s The Brink of Freedom Erin Goheen Glanville Ultimate Tests: Children, Rights, and the Politics of Protection J. Marshall Beier
Children on the Front Lines: Responsibility to Protect in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Timea Spitka Post-War Stigma, Violence and ‘Kony Children’: The Responsibility to Protect Children Born in Lord’s Resistance Army Captivity in Northern Uganda Myriam Denov and Atim Angela Lakor Prevent to Protect: Early Warning, Child Soldiers, and the Case of Syria Dustin Johnson, Shelly Whitman and Hannah Sparwasser Soroka
Of Responsibilities, Protection, and Rights: Children’s Lives in Conflict Zones Bina D’Costa
This book is relevant for all practitioners, scholars, and students interested in issues of child protection, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and the relationship between the two.