War and soldiers. Again, another perfect pair, but what about soldiers and children, or actually... children soldiers. War torn countries are everywhere, but they are starting to act out of desperation, and this leads to child soldiers. There are many issues with this, from being inhumane, to breaking several laws of war. Child soldiers are a big topic at the moment, but not the children themselves, but if they should or shouldn’t be given amnesty.
In the article Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted, it states “ In Sierra Leone child soldiers committed acts of rape, mutilation and mass killings of civilians.”(na some people will think that they should be held against their crimes but they were forced to kill by the commanders they would have not done any of these stuff if they weren’t forced to do it they were kids and believed in everything so when they got taken the commander could have told them he's their dad so they look up to him as a leader and do everything they say so they will also do it for food because they don’t get to eat if they don’t kill and go out to war. Also, it must be said that they are just little kids and they don’t know what is right from wrong in the article armed and underage, it states, “He is shouldering an automatic fully loaded rifle.” This shows that they are little and they are forced to carry the gun or they will be made an example of by the commanders or some of the commanders solder and then they will use that to have more control over them because they will be scared and they will know what will happen if they try to display him. This is why some people think that they should be prosecuted but they should be given amtey because they were young and they were forced into
Although some believe that child soldiers shouldn’t be given amnesty, they should because of their age, what they have endured in the past, and their mental effects. To start off, child soldiers should be given amnesty due to their age. Andrea Prasow, the Deputy Washington Director, stated, “They will never see the video of his interrogation by Canadian intelligence agents where he is lying on the floor crying for his mother. Nor will the prosecution present evidence of international law that required Khadr to be treated differently upon capture from other detainees because of his age.” Khadr’s sentence wasn’t reduced even though he was “lying on the floor crying for his mother.” Psychologically, the children’s minds are still
Certain authors often slip convincing language into the articles in an attempt to sway the reader into believing that the children deserve amnesty. For instance, the author of an insightful paper describes the recruiting adults as warlords, and describes the children as captive prisoners (Should Child Soldiers Be Prosecuted?). However, the articles disregards the fact that many children seek revenge, and are not recruited, but join on their own will. In another article, the author writes It can be noted that the author deliberately attempts to distract the reader from the wrongfulness of the children by mentioning the wrongfulness of the recruiting adults. Additionally, while the adults should be held accountable for their crimes, the actions of children cannot be
Macbeth failed to show mercy when he eliminated Banquo’s young son. Scar failed to show mercy when he throws his own brother of a cliff into a stampeded. Macbeth failed to show humility when he placed the shiny crown of on his head that was filled with illegitimacy. Scar failed to show humility when he declared himself the King of Pride Rock. Macbeth failed to show devotion to his kingdom when he murdered Lady Macduff and her children.
The children have been convinced so much that they don’t even know what they’re doing is wrong. Also, in the article “Child Soldiers: Victims or Perpetrators?” it says “More often than not children have no say in whether they enlist or not and once recruited the children become brainwashed through the use of drugs and alcohol. The drugs and alcohol make the children become more compliant enabling them to commit
“It is unlikely that prosecutions after the fact would have this effect. Prosecutions only happen after the war has ended so those who recruit child soldiers will not take this into consideration. Moreover, they are already breaking the law by using child soldiers so they are unlikely to stop using child soldier just because the child faces a risk of prosecution.” These pieces of evidence are from Child Soldiers, Prosecution. The first evidence makes a valid point, the second piece of evidence explains why that is a mistaken argument. A criminal doing this kind of law breaking doesn’t care about the child’s future.
If they know their soldiers won’t get in trouble, the commanders can use them to do anything they want. According to a report from the United Nations, “Not prosecuting child soldiers may encourage commanders to use soldiers to commit war crimes because they know there will be no consequences.” This shows how war commanders are aware that they can use their soldiers to do the dirtiest orders. But how bad of an order can they get? According to a summative essay about child soldiers, “Child soldiers have been responsible for some of the most brutal acts
“ A child’s mental abilities are not fully developed. He should not be punished in the same way as an adult.” Do you support juveniles getting convicted as an adult ? They are just kids and shouldn’t be in a place where it is dangerous and can scare a child life up for good. Kids mimick off of things they see in their life and the parents should be responsible for their behavior. In the article “ Kids Are Kids” by Marjie Lundstrom says “A child was mimicking Tv programs about a little girls who rob a bank was given a 26-years-to-life prison terms.” This quote states how this child was watching something inappropriate changes a child’s mind and thinks it’s ok to do whatever they saw which makes them commit these
In today's society there are more kids committing horrible crimes that people see as a crime that only an adult can commit due to the age difference. Whether it may seem as if it's just a kid being a kid there are many factors that take play into the reasoning of the kids actions like not fully developed, mentally ill, family abandonment, easily influenced, not raised right or not a stable home. I believe that children should not be prosecuted as adults for many reasonable reasons considering more than the way they are portrayed. Youths are often taking after others without them realizing if that person does the right thing or not, not even thinking about what the consequences may be. Therefore, a child should not take full fault of the actions
Hey everyone read this so you can get a little bit smarter! This is going to talk about the victim side of child soldiers and if you don’t know what victim means then look it up, I had to. Thousands of children are being forced or had no choice, but to join the army. Should child soldiers be given amnesty, yes because they are being kidnapped and force or even dragged into joining the army. These child soldiers can’t really think at all and they just do what they are told without talking back.”At a young age, it is often easy to become intimidated and children often don’t think of the bigger picture, in other words the consequences of their actions”(Child Soldiers-Victims or Perpetrators).