Commentary: Children, Accountability, and Justice

BGen (Ret’d) Kenneth Watkin, QC, a former Judge Advocate General for the Canadian Forces, discusses Jacqueline Salomé’s analysis of the unequal application of restorative justice to child soldiers and child pirates, and how this is both a human rights issue and a challenge to the security of the sea lanes.

“Retributive justice cannot provide an adequate answer, or fundamentally add to the security of those plying the sea lanes”