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Should Child Soldiers Be Given Amnesty In A New Country?

Asked by: BlueTiger1124
  • Amnesty be good my guys

    For years now, Children have been kidnapped and forced to serve in the army. They are being abused, Sexually and physically. Child soldiers should be given amnesty because they were drugged, Forced to kill, And are being abused.
    Child soldiers are being drugged to make them more obedient. They are being drugged so that they will kill upon instant, Without being able to fight back. The drug takes away any form of free will and makes them a comparison to a slave.
    Child soldiers are not only being drugged, But they are being abused, Sexually and physically.

  • Lack of options, No choice,

    Child soldiers should be granted amnesty, For multiple reasons. For one, Child soldiers aren't just let back into society. They are put in camps and heavy therapy before they're able to be back out. Most of the time, Child soldiers are forced to join or they die. Child soldiers don't always know the consequences of their actions if they DO join willingly. When you're accepted/chosen as a child soldier, You are forced to take drugs constantly and watch war movies to brainwash you into thinking what you're doing is okay.

    Another argument seen is that of we don't punish child soldiers, Rebel leader will push heavy crimes on to children instead of adults. Which, Logically, Makes no sense. The difference between a child soldier and a rebel leader is the fact that the rebel leader isn't being force to take drugs, Beat, Rape, Murder people. The children are.

  • I think kids should get amnesty.

    I think kids should get amnesty because they are young and they might not know what they are doing. Some people believe that child soldiers should not be given amnesty because many are volunteers, Because child soldiers are no different from child criminals, And because some child soldiers have been responsible for some of the most violent acts during wartime. Child soldiers a lot of times are forced into the war. They can't just run away because if they tried to they would get killed in front of other children which is not ok.

  • Omegalul omegalul omegalul

    I think that child soldiers should have amnesty because they were forced to fight in the war and kill American soldiers or they would be killed by their leader. I believe that it is not their fault because they were raised to believe that the US is bad. I think that instead of putting them in jail for killing or hurting US soldiers we should put them in a class to teach them on what happened and help them become a good US citizen.
    I believe that the child soldiers that don’t get better through the class and still show aggression will be put in jail and receive a small sentence. "We offer the children a stabilising influence, " de Penfentenyo said. "We give back to them the hope of building a future that is worthy of its name, Which they lost in the war, Whatever their degree of involvement in it. The activities include a lot of sport and we try to teach those who are past primary school age how to read and write. "
    If child soldiers had amnesty our country leaders and the people will be less mad at each other and have less tension. Child soldier amnesty should happen because.

  • They are Just kids

    Although yes they might be trained to fight most of child soldiers are forced in to it. They can't just run away because if they tried to they would get killed in front of other children which is not ok, Even if the looked suspicious they could be killed. Its either fight or die.

  • Kids should receive amnesty.

    Child soldiers a lot of times are forced into the war. Sure some of them volunteer, But that's because they are victims of war so they have no family to run to and no place to call home. They are drugged, Brainwashed and abused while they are in war. They have right just like anyone else to live normal life, They deserve the treatment and rehabilitation anyone else gets.

  • They Should Be Given Amnesty

    Over the years, There has been a debate over whether child soldiers should be given amnesty. Some people believe that child soldiers should not be given amnesty because many are volunteers, Because child soldiers are no different from child criminals, And because some child soldiers have been responsible for some of the most violent acts during wartime. However, Most child soldiers only volunteer because it is their only option to help them to stay out of poverty or hunger, Because child soldiers are being forced to be violent by their recruiters, And because many child soldiers are given psychedelic drugs and alcohol to make them more violent and immune to violence against others.

  • They are only kids

    They have no choice its either get killed or become a soldier, they couldn't have ran away because where would they have run, they're homes have been destroyed family killed and they are only 8-12 years old and on so many drugs may I add, its not their choice, its was made for them.

  • They children Bruh

    The get brain washed and fed up on druggies my man. That's not their fault. They pull up with the ak and go gra ta ta but they do it for the money my dudes. Some of them have got no money so they need it. That's all my man.

  • Cuz they children my man

    Man they children bruh, if your child came up and was all like "aye imma kill u skrrt skrrt bang bang kodak black did nothing wrong" id be like "why u do this" and he be like "I be brainwashed" thats why i voted saying yes so agree also, the end.

  • There kids but still

    Child soldiers should not be given amnesty just because their children. Some child soldiers do volunteer to become soldiers to avenge their family or just out of patriotism.

    Child soldiers should not be given amnesty because they comment some gruesome crimes during the war some of the crimes they do are rape, Mass killings of civilians and mutilation. " If a child can be convicted for murder under national law they should also be held responsible for international crimes. There should be no exception simply because the crimes occurred in wartime. " that quote is from https://debatewise. Org/debates/3002-child-soldiers-prosecution/#yes1

    Child soldiers should not be given amnesty because if we do not commanders will think they could get away with using child soldiers to commit war crimes and they could know that they could get away with using child soldiers and getting no consequences for using children.

  • Just because ok. . . . .

    Perhaps they're trash. . . And they are some opps to society. They are so bad, They are some naughty kids you know. . . . . I mean they sound like little devils. . . It doesn't look as bad because they look small which makes people think they are little angles. They are not trust me. . . . .

  • They do not deserve it my dude

    So they commit acts of rape, killings, break the laws of war. People argue they are being forced to do the actions, but many children are VOLUNTEERING to do it. Also many children occupy positions of command in there units which is bad because it means that people are not forcing them to do it, they are forcing others to do it. This is very very bad. How could they go back into society so desensitised to violence and not knowing hwo to act in the face of violence when they are taught to CREATE voilence.

  • They suck ngl

    Currently, there is a world-wide debate over whether child soldiers should be held accountable for their crimes. Those for parding child soldiers argue that they are being forced to commit these acts. Those against it argue that many of these children want to be there killing people. Child soldiers should not be granted amnesty. The life of a child soldier is like a person with superpowers deciding on whether to use them for good or evil. If they choose good, their life would benefit others, but if they choose evil, they can be detrimental for others. This is similar to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. The wolf could just continue to eat the little critters in the forest, but he decides to attack humans. If he had chosen to maintain his life the way it was, continuing the food chain, and letting others continue their lives, the world would go on as normal. For the reason he did not choose that, as he moves along through villages, he brings destruction along with him. FIX THIS DO NOT FORGET
    Scores of child soldiers are volunteering to join the rebel troops. These adolescents have jumped at the chance to join the armies and renegades. This also suggests that child soldiers aren’t always the ones being forced to do these horrific actions. According to Debatewise, “Many children occupy command positions in their armed group/military and are responsible for ordering the commissions of war crimes and human rights abuses.” What this means is that child soldiers are the ones forcing others to do commit the appalling crimes. How would you feel about letting someone like that back into society?
    This is my counterclaim but i had to redo it.
    Giving amnesty to child soldiers could actually be worse for them. If we do not punish the children but we punish the adults, this will be an incentive for rebel leaders to stop giving the worst crimes to the adults, and start giving them to the children. This is true in the case of Hussein Mansour. According to Newsela, he and many others like him had been recruited to the armies because elders such as his uncles had been killed or imprisoned for their actions. If there are no consequences to their actions, what’s to stop them from doing them?

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  • They're trash and should be locked up bc they're sped

    Child soldiers commit acts of rape, mass shootings, and mutilation, which is to deprive an animal/person of their body parts. Do you think they should be forgiven for these illegal crimes? No! Child soldiers do not deserve amnesty. The life of a child soldier is similar to Beauty and the Beast because the beast
    War crimes are still crimes, so there should be exception. They should be locked up in a jail cell due to the fact that they’re committing illegal actions. Just because they’re doing these actions to defend the country or because they have to, does not mean it should go unnoticed. It’s wrong to say that all child soldiers are forced into fighting and have no control over their actions because some volunteer and they’re highly aware of their actions. Some children are responsible for planning war crimes and human rights abuse. They may be too young, but that is no excuse for their inappropriate behaviors because they are able to control what they do. In the article, The Littlest Soldiers, the authors, Kowalski and Kathiann M, stated ‘’Everyday we were taken with them by car to burn houses, kill animals, and harass people.’’ Do you see these violent crimes they are committing!?
    Ghosts don’t just sign them up, they do it themselves because they control their actions. Some join in acts of avenge towards the deaths of their family members. According to the article, Mant DRC Children Volunteer to Fight, Inna Lazareva, the author, believes that extreme poverty, malnutrition, which is the result of a poor diet, and the lack of access to education are the prime reasons kids voluntarily join. Children who are aware of what they are going to do when they sign up should be taken into custody because they know what kind of crimes they are going to get involved in.
    These children who are under 18 years old are forced to join the army, even if they have no skills whatsoever. However, they are very attentive of their actions and they know when they are harming or killing someone. Also, people think that it is okay if they kill people because they are drugged and forced to, but they should not just take somebody’s life like that. They should put themselves before others and think about how they would respond if they were in their victims point of view. They would not like that, so why should they take someone’s friend, family member, or peer away?
    To wrap this up, child soldiers should not be forgiven for their actions, such as committing acts of rape, mutilation, and participating in mass shootings. People in general who have committed these crimes get thrown in jail, but child soldiers don’t? That is no fair and should be changed!! Let's take a stand and put an end to letting these soldiers get away with their crimes and lock ‘em up!!!!!

  • They suck ass

    I will not give amnesty to these kiddos. They are guilty. They could havevrun way .
    Currently, there is a world-wide debate over whether child soldiers should be held accountable for their crimes. Those for parding child soldiers argue that they are being forced to commit these acts. Those against it argue that many of these children want to be there killing people. Child soldiers should not be granted amnesty. The life of a child soldier is like a person with superpowers deciding on whether to use them for good or evil. If they choose good, their life would benefit others, but if they choose evil, they can be detrimental for others. This is similar to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. The wolf could just continue to eat the little critters in the forest, but he decides to attack humans. If he had chosen to maintain his life the way it was, continuing the food chain, and letting others continue their lives, the world would go on as normal. For the reason he did not choose that, as he moves along through villages, he brings destruction along with him.
    Many child soldiers are volunteering to join the rebel troops. Adolescents want to join the armies and renegades. According to Debatewise, “Many children occupy command positions in their armed group/military and are responsible for ordering the commissions of war crimes and human rights abuses.” What this means is that child soldiers aren’t always the ones being forced to do these things, they are the ones forcing others to do them. How would you feel about letting someone like that back into society?

    Giving amnesty to child soldiers could actually be worse for them. If we do not punish the children but we punish the adults, this will be an incentive for rebel leaders to stop giving the worst crimes to the adults, and start giving them to the children. If there are no consequences to their actions, what’s to stop them from doing them?

  • No amnesty TO THEM

    Why would you want killers to be free? I know you’ve thought at least once about terrorists, but have you ever thought about child terrorists? Believe it or not, there is no way a child soldier has not been through a brainwashing or mind altering experience. Because of this, most have a killer mindset that puts anybody or anyone in danger, even though they are just children. Obviously, if they have a killer mindset, they should not be given political freedom (also, it is very expensive, risky, and takes a very long time to get any child soldier back on their feet). So overall, unless a child soldier is not somehow a threat, they should not be given amnesty. Below are descriptions of why I believe these things.

    Firstly, imagine a brainwashed-by-drugs boy killing innocent people or participating in a mass massacre. He survives, and gets caught by the US Army; so the boy wouldn’t kill more. He is still a danger and even though he is just a boy, he has the capacity to kill many more innocents. Why would you give any killer amnesty? Now, although I do believe child soldiers should not be given amnesty, they do get abducted by terrorist groups and are forced to kill. Most of the time, it is also not their wished to do bad things, and they are drugged and sometimes sexually assaulted by commanders. Here is a quote said by Scott Gates and Simon Reichs: “Many child combatants grow up in a world where brutality is the norm. The result is a violent gift that repeatedly

    Secondly, not everyone is familiar with the issue of child soldiers, as they are mostly in poor or still evolving countries (usually in Africa and the Middle East). Even though it is a big issue that has just come around, it seems to only be America “taking part” in whether to control or help child soldiers. America does have a lot of history with “helping” other countries regardless if they do not want help, as this is why many countries do not like America. Because Americans are already disliked by doing this, it would be a good idea not to even go into other countries, capture children, and set them free; as this would definitely create conflicts.

    My last reasons why I stand on the No Amnesty side is because it’s expensive, risky, takes a very long time to get any child soldier back on their feet.

  • They are still criminals

    As long as a person has a weapon and evil intent they can be classified as dangerous. In Sierra Leone child soldiers committed acts of rape, mutilation and mass killings of civilians. Why should charges put against adult criminals be different against children who have been responsible for mass killings and the death of many innocent people? Many children also are victims of the war themselves and have experienced more trauma, fear, and intense emotions than most adults have. Many child soldiers are also put on drugs, their arms are cut open and the commanders rub in a drug called Brown-brown, a mix of cocaine with smokeless gunpowder. These experiences leave children traumatized and mentally unstable. Children can’t grow up like this and leave them unable to live a relatively normal life.

  • Even if they are children they are still criminals

    As long as a person has a weapon and evil intent they can be classified as dangerous. In Sierra Leone child soldiers committed acts of rape, mutilation and mass killings of civilians. Why should charges put against adult criminals be different against children who have been responsible for mass killings and the death of many innocent people? Many children also are victims of the war themselves and have experienced more trauma, fear, and intense emotions than most adults have. Many child soldiers are also put on drugs, their arms are cut open and the commanders rub in a drug called Brown-brown, a mix of cocaine with smokeless gunpowder. These experiences leave children traumatized and mentally unstable. Children can’t grow up like this and leave them unable to live a relatively normal life.

  • Child Soldiers Should Not Be Granted Amnesty

    I see that all the people who are under this argument are not very educated on all the details of child soldiers. All I keep seeing is that they could have run away but in truth that is not all it. The child soldiers that were in Uganda, and Sierra Leone, still show signs of violence even after being granted amnesty. See, when someone has lived with violence for half of their lives, they will continue to do what they were t


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DATXDUDE says2015-11-08T19:48:52.387
Does anyone actually disagree with this?
BlueTiger1124 says2015-11-08T21:57:26.737
Yes, there are many people who believe children should be punished for serving in foreign militaries DATXDUDE
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