Research, intervention, and prevention of children’s exposure to political violence: The role of international law and social science research

Charles W. Greenbaum, Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia, Carolyn Hamilton

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the research on the effects of EPV and on the intervention programs contained in this volume, and discusses the theoretical, methodological and ethical issues relating to these reports. In addition, building on the implications of the research for prevention of EPV, the chapter reviews the enforcement gap between international humanitarian and human rights law designed to protect children from EPV and the reality of increasing EPV in the world. It also discusses factors that have led to the enforcement gap, including weaknesses in enforcement mechanisms and psychosocial processes that lead individuals and groups to discount the rights of children. Finally, a we suggest approaches that researchers and practioners in the social sciences and international law could take for protecting children and families from EPV in armed conflict.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook of Political Violence and Children
Subtitle of host publicationPsychosocial Effects, Intervention, and Prevention Policy
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages571-606
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9780190874551
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Enforcement
  • Ethics
  • Evacuating children
  • Identity
  • International law
  • Intervention
  • Political violence prevention
  • Research
  • System justification

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology

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