This Article focuses on the sentencing of child offenders to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release or parole ("LWOP"). These are children convicted of crimes when younger than eighteen years of age, as defined by the international standards contained in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
De La Vega, Connie and Leighton, Michelle
"Sentencing Our Children to Die in Prison: Global Law and Practice,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 42
, Article 4.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol42/iss4/4