Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China by Kai Chen

By Kai Chen

From comparative point of view, this e-book explores the dynamics of kid soldiering at the Myanmar-China border (i.e., Kachin and Shan States of Myanmar). while, this e-book examines the structural elements and particular relationships among baby squaddies, that have affects on baby soldiering. This e-book unearths that Myanmar has constrained strength to minimize baby soldiering at the Myanmar-China border, and there's no optimum resolution for decreasing baby soldiering within the close to destiny. as an alternative, the publication introduces the “transnational public-private partnership” method as a “second most sensible” answer and proposes compatible countermeasures for the entire stakeholders.

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BMC Psychiatry 12(1):41–48. 1186/1471–244x-12–41 Wessells M (1999) Child soldiers: the destruction of innocence. Global Dialogue; Autumn 1999:110–119 Wessells MG (2006) Child soldiers: from violence to protection. Harvard University Press, Cambridge White K (2010) A chance for redemption: revising the “persecutor bar” and “material support bar” in the case of child soldiers. Vanderbilt J Transnatl Law 43(1):191 Wyler LS, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service (2010) Burma and transnational crime.

Heppner et al. 2 Training of Child Soldiers There was little information about the formal military training institutions in Myanmar (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers 2004). Initially, the recruit camps were known as “Ye Nyunt” (Brave Sprouts) camps, most of which are located in the southern Shan State, and the majority of the underage recruits were street children, orphans, and children captured from the ethnic-based militias or captured from the ethnic villages (Heppner et al. 2002; Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers 2001).

Human Rights Education Institute of Burma 2008) The majority of former child soldiers have experienced highly traumatic events, often repeatedly and over many years (Dupuy and Peters 2010). In some cases, child soldiers ran away from the Tatmadaw Kyi, some attempted suicide, while most were harassed by their military experiences, which distorted their fundamental sentiments of right and wrong (Human Rights Education Institute of Burma 2006). In other cases, child soldiers turned to identify with their commanders; this phenomenon is explained as “Stockholm Syndrome”, “where in captives identify with their captors” (Wessells 2006, p.

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