News Roundup – 27 March-3 April

About the author(s):

Annyssa Bellal

Annyssa Bellal is the Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Senior Lecturer in international law at Sciences Po, Paris. She also acted as legal adviser for the NGO Geneva Call, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and for the International Committee of the Red Cross where she was the acting Head of the Customary International Humanitarian Law Project. In 2012, she was an Assistant Professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway. Dr Bellal was awarded several fellowships for her research, notably from McGill and New York University. She was the editor of The War Report 2014, published by Oxford University Press, and the author of several articles on various IHL and human rights law issues, including an award-winning article on ‘International Law and Armed Non-State Actors in Afghanistan’ (International Review of the Red Cross, 2011, SNIS Geneva Award 2011).

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Only 1 Out of 15 Terror Groups Operating in Syria’s Homs Linked to Nusra Front

Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says

Rebel Court In Yemen’s Insurgent-Held Capital Sentences President To Death

Air raids hit Syria rebel areas

Syrian rebels seize swathes of south as Islamic State retreats

Yemen’s rebel supporters vow to continue resistance on conflict anniversary

Taliban insurgent admits beheading of civilians after joining peace

Yambio: Military officers from former armed groups trained in protecting children in conflict situations

Myanmar Military Chief Defends Crackdown Against Rohingya in Rakhine State

Myanmar state counselor calls on non-ceasefire signatory armed groups to join signing

Sudan rebel group accuses government forces of killing aid workers

Sudan rebel leader accuses IGAD of reneging on 2015 peace agreement

IGAD “condemns” South Sudan’s armed groups

SPLM-N deputy resigns, status of rebel government questioned

Government says SPLM-N rift affects efforts for peace in Sudan, as opposition calls to end it

Armed Groups Suspend Production At Two Libyan Fields

Note ban effect: Northeast rebel ‘governments’ feel the squeeze, refrain from increasing tax rates

Five more groups likely to sign NCA with government

Philippines push for rebel truce ahead of Norway talks

How will Abadi handle Iraq’s Shiite militias

Implementing the Guidelines: a Toolkit to Guide Understanding and Implementation of the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict

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