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In Sri Lanka, for instance, the LTTE will not let go of its child soldiers, since it would face military defeat without them.  To demobilize would require a general solution to the ethnic conflict, which remains elusive.

No negotiated settlement is likely with the LRA.  The Ugandan army cannot defeat it militarily, even after it has committed human rights abuses of its own against LRA suspects.

by tyronen on Mon Dec 19th, 2005 at 07:00:11 PM EST
Otunnu has strongly suggested (for even a former UN official) that "Naming and Shaming" is not enough. He suggests - I'm sorry, I can't source at the moment - more agressive action against offenders: boycotts, effective ostracism from any talks, etc.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson
by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Mon Dec 19th, 2005 at 07:33:27 PM EST
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