(UN Picture, Mark Garten)
This mini international legal advocacy project cascaded from a probe of peace processes from a juristic, human rights and child rights perspective. It aims to share its findings: in particular, to draw attention to the extremity of children's invisibility in peacemaking, and support the process of seizing 'the radical progressive potential of peace processes' for children. Or in other words, reveal and yield the legal and political opportunities for acting to ensure peace processes are constitutive of children's rights. It includes the development of a loose framework for critically and constructively assessing peace processes from an international human rights perspective and principles for giving effect to children’s rights in and through peacemaking (see related working papers and blog series — general and Syria-specific). These are aimed at supporting rights holders to claim their rights and duty bearers to comply with their obligations in and through peacemaking. This stream is complimented and reinforced by other connected probes of children's international human rights within the often converging contexts of emergencies, threats to international peace and security, and non/international armed conflicts (see inter alia streams on children's rights, in and through education and the thematic Security Council resolutions on children). The blog postings are crossposted courtesy of other international law and/or human rights blogs; they may be viewed by date or thematic stream. For more about the creator see here.