News RoundUp 2 Oct.-9 Oct.

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).

Colombia rebel leader readies troops ahead of cease-fire

As Liberia Debates Justice for War Crimes, a Rebel Faces Trial in the US

Eastern DRC rebels target Kinshasa in move to depose Kabila

Congo warlord seeks to unite rebel factions in anti-Kabila alliance

Clashes as ‘rebels‘ storm Indian base in Kashmir 

Syrian Soldier Is Guilty of War Crime, a First in the 6-Year Conflict

Department of Defense Directive 2310.01E: A Snapshot of the Pentagon’s Policy on Detention (Lawfare blog)

Iraqi army announces liberation of last-remaining Isil territory in north of country

Rape a war tactic used by armed groups in Central African Republic, says Human Rights Watch

UN approves monitoring of ELN rebel cease-fire in Colombia

Ukraine parliament extends insurgents‘ self-rule by one year

UN removes MILF from list of armed groups recruiting children

Ugandan Rebel Group Massacres 22 in Congo

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