Children, Accountability, and Justice

Jacqueline Salomé, a research assistant with the Government of Canada, analyses the inappropriateness of retributive justice for militarized children such as child soldiers and child pirates, and argues that child pirates are equally deserving of restorative justice.

“The complicated experience of child soldiers can thus be better described as occupying a position within … the “gray zone” – a space between victims and perpetrators defined by varying levels of complicity and coerced behavior”