UN Picture, Yacine Ait Kaci (Yak), 'All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 7.

UN PictureYacine Ait Kaci (Yak), 'All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 7.


Summary of Principles for Giving Effect to Children's Rights in Peacemaking

Principle 1: Consider the successive processes that constitute peacemaking as a sui generis or transformative form of lawmaking. 1(a)-(d).

Principle 2: Recall the applicability of international human rights law to — and its repeated performativity in and through — the staged and self constituting process. 2(a)-(d).

Principle 3: Reaffirm children’s international legal standing as subjects of human rights and the concomitant obligation to give effect to those rights in and through peacemaking. 3(a)-(e).

Principle 4: Constitute the process with sui generis structural foci or mechanisms to ensure children's rights are performative in the same and given legal effect through the resultant agreements. 4(a)-(f).

Principle 5: Recognise the process needs legitimation and further recognise children’s evolving capacities to contribute to legitimating that same process. 5(a)-(c). 

Principle 6: Note taking action to ensure Principles 3 and 4 may demand particular legal and political imagination and further note 'the radical progressive potential of peace processes' is made of 'such stuff'. 6(a)-(f).

Cf. Related blog streams on giving effect to children's rights in peacemaking (general and Syria-specific); and related working paper streams on the law of peace(making) and international human rights (general and child-specific).