Historical Overview: The Ethnic Wars Phenomena Towards the End of the Second Millennium and Some Problems of Investigation of War Crimes (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 396-406, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, great strides have been made in the areas of child protection and advocacy. However, the concept of children, and specifically adolescents, as functional and engaged citizens has also emerged. Through the guidance and recognition of adults, children can participate in deliberative democracy as legitimate and competent citizens. This citizenship, like that of adults, can be used to enrich and improve local communities by creating a sense of ownership and fairness. Dr.