Diane Marie Amann’s lecture “Child Rights, Conflict and International Criminal Justice” has been published in the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law as part of its commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In her lecture, Amann, who holds the Woodruff Chair in International Law and is faculty co-director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center, discusses the particular harms that children endure in armed conflict and similar violence, and traces the developments in child rights that led to adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She also discusses parallel developments in international humanitarian law and international criminal law before closing by evaluating efforts to ensure the rights of the child by preventing and punishing international crimes against and affecting children.
The United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law hosts a permanent collection of lectures of enduring value on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different regions, legal systems, cultures and sectors of the legal profession.
Amann, who has served as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict since 2012, filmed the lecture at the U.N. headquarters in New York City in November.