This article will examine the complex relationship of human trafficking, slavery, and child soldiering. Part I will examine the root causes of the development and expansion of the use of child-soldiers. Part II will examine the international and domestic laws and instruments that protect against the use of children as soldiers. Part III will examine some literary representations of the crime of child soldiering in order to raise the readers' awareness of the depths of this atrocity. Part IV will conclude by offering practical suggestions and economic solutions to make these legal instruments more effective. Children are humanity's most valuable investment in the future, and it is the obligation of the adult world to protect them effectively.
Child Soldiers, Slavery and the Trafficking of Children,
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