News Round Up 24 April-1st May

About the author(s):

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).

Boko Haram insurgency not over – Buhari

Government forces advance against rebels north of Hama

CAR holds unprecedented disarmament talks with rebel groups

New Turkish-backed rebel group vows to “liberate” Syria

Erdogan calls Shia paramilitary groups ‘terrorists’, threatening Turkish intervention in Iraq

Israel Attacks Pro-Syria Groups

Islamic State immobilizes three rebel vehicles in East Qalamoun, Daraa

Maoist rebels kill 24 police in central India: official

Myanmar gov’t, armed groups agree on 8 points for continued peace process

Open Letter to the UN Security Council on Peacekeeping in Mali

CEO resigns after firm admits paying armed groups in Syria

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Sudanese intelligence accuse Kiir on chairing rebel meeting

PKK responsible for Turkish airstrikes in Shingal: Peshmerga Ministry

Over 200 Armed Groups in Syria Express Commitment to Truce

9 Iranian border guards killed in armed clash

In Setback to Government, Supreme Court Upholds Order Against Use of Excessive Force by Army …

Iraqi Parliament to vote on draft to ban foreign armed groups

DR Congo: 30 civilians killed during clashes

Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiers


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