The problem of child soldiers is not going to go away. While it may not be a popular solution, child soldiers need to be prosecuted for the actions they commit during conflicts in addition to the prosecution of child soldier recruiters. Without legal ramifications, there is no incentive for the child soldier recruiters to stop their actions. This article explores how both child soldiers and their recruiters can be prosecuted for actions committed during conflict.
Megan Nobert, Children at War: The Criminal Responsibility of Child Soldiers, 3 Pace Int’l L. Rev. Online Companion 1 (2011).