The rights of Filipino children in armed conflict: reflections on international and national legal frameworks

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Karla Asuncion Morales

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There is a great amount of international attention directed towards the recruitment and involvement of children in armed conflict. In response to this, Philippine legislators have passed laws to assist and protect these children. However, most of these are not reflective of the reality of children and may even further disadvantage them. This paper explores international and national policies directed towards children in armed conflict through the perspective of children’s rights. It aims to paint a more realistic and rights-oriented approach towards the understanding of children in armed conflict. The importance of this not only rests on the growing amount of international attention directed towards this issue, but more importantly, because doing so promotes efforts in fulfilling the fundamental rights of children.


  


 


 


 

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Morales, K. A. (2022). The rights of Filipino children in armed conflict: reflections on international and national legal frameworks. Society Register, 6(1), 69-84. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2022.6.1.04
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Karla Asuncion Morales, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Karla Morales graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines with a degree in Family Life and Child Development in 2015. She has worked in the fields of qualitative research and education. In 2020, she graduated from the Master of Childhood Studies and Children's Rights programme in the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany. Currently, she works for a Berlin-based organisation aimed towards the empowerment of young people.

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