By Kai Chen
From comparative standpoint, this publication explores the dynamics of kid soldiering at the Myanmar-China border (i.e., Kachin and Shan States of Myanmar). while, this ebook examines the structural elements and particular relationships among baby squaddies, that have affects on baby soldiering. This ebook finds that Myanmar has constrained strength to minimize baby soldiering at the Myanmar-China border, and there's no optimum answer for decreasing baby soldiering within the close to destiny. as a substitute, the ebook introduces the “transnational public-private partnership” strategy as a “second most sensible” answer and proposes appropriate countermeasures for the entire stakeholders.
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Additional resources for Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures
Some commanders view child soldiers as an expendable asset, whose loss is bearable to the overall cause and who are quite easily replaced (Singer 2006). 119). Due to the limited scope of data collection and a lack of access to contest and cease-fire areas of Myanmar, many casualties remain unreported (United Nations 2009). In some cases, child soldiers could operate with terrifying audacity, particularly when infused with religious or political fervor or when under the influence of narcotics (Singer 2008).
2007). Though children are generally not psychologically or physically mature to cope with the demands of soldiering, in some cases, they were forced to do heavy physical work and were punished if they failed in their training exercises (Heppner et al. 2007; Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma 2008). Moreover, the commanders in the armed forces and groups could exert significant control and influence over the children, including the information they receive (MacVeigh et al. 2007). In many cases, the underage recruits are deprived of contact with their families and friends (Human Rights Education Institute of Burma 2006).
A/58/328. http://www. pdf. Accessed 21 May 2013 United Nations (2005) Children and armed conflict. S/2005/72. securitycouncilreport. org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/SE%20S2005%2072. pdf. Accessed 21 May 2013 United Nations (2006) Children and armed conflict. S/2006/826. securitycouncilreport. pdf. Accessed 21 May 2013 United Nations (2007a) Children and armed conflict. S/2007/757. pdf. Accessed 21 May 2013 United Nations (2007b) Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar.
Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures by Kai Chen