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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Ms Yousra Hasona


Independent researcher, Palestine



Lawyer and researcher. Her main interests are child soldiers and restorative justice in the Arab Spring countries generally and in Iraq specifically, access to justice, social protection, conflict analysis, and resolution. She has publications in law, human rights, child recruitment, and restorative justice in the Arab World.



-Restorative Justice: An Approach to work with Child Soldiers in the Arab Spring Countries. an accepted paper to be presented at the Children's Fights- Commonalities and Differences Across Time, Space and Place conference. April 5-7, 2023, WASHINGTON AND LEE University.

-Prosecuting Child Soldiers in the Arab World between the State, Society, and Retributive and Restorative Justice. 2022. Contemporary Justice Review. PP1-22.

-Child Soldiers and Restorative Justice in the Arab World. 2021. Master Thesis. Doha Institute for Graduated Studies-Qatar.

-Young people "Child soldiers" in the post-conflict: peacebuilding challenges. 2021. Book chapter in Youth Civic Engagement and Local Peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa. Natil, I . Routledge.

-Child Soldiers and Restorative Justice in Arab world Countries. International Relations and the Bystander Effect conference. 21-22 Nov 2020. University of Colombo- Sri Lanka.

-Child Soldiers and Restorative Justice in the Arab World Countries. Sep 2020. Internet Journal of Restorative Justice. ISSN (online): 2056-2985.

-The Crime of child recruitment in armed conflict. 2019. Master thesis. Al-Najah University – Palestine.

-Guarantees of a fair trial before the Palestinian military judiciary. April 2018. Journal of Political Science and Law, No. 8. Journal of the Arab Democratic Center. Berlin-Germany.

-Recruitment of Children in International Conflicts: Palestine as a Model. winner of the second prize in the Arab Red Cross Research Competition, in January 2018.


Restorative justice, child soldiers and child recruitment, law and access to justice
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