The layered acts of violence interwoven within conflict illuminate our embodied vulnerability to hurt and harm of all forms. It is of such hurt and harm that the right to have rights came into being. Today claims to that same right continue to drive the transformation at the epicentre of the self constituting processes of peacemaking. Or viewed another way, the law of international human rights (itself born of international peacemaking process) is applicable to — and performative within — these sui generis lawmaking processes. Yet children and their rights are mostly invisible in the successive peace agreements that constitute such processes. The extremity of their invisibility sparked a critical and constructive probe of peace processes from a juristic, human rights and child rights perspective. Having determined there was limited justification for this absence from the perspective of the law of peace(making), the probe shifted to interrogating why children are mostly invisible in peacemaking.