Child Soldiers Accountability Act Signed Into Law

Via OpinioJuris, news that President Bush signed into law the Child Soldiers Accountability act, which “makes it a federal crime to recruit knowingly or to use soldiers under the age of 15 and permits the United States to prosecute any individual on US soil for the offense, even if the children were recruited or served as soldiers outside the United States.” Human Rights Watch approves. Let me echo Kevin Jon Heller and send my kudos to Senator Dick Durbin, the act’s sponsor, and President Bush for signing it into law. To learn more about this terrible global scourge, visit the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.