News Roundup 12 October – 25 October

About the author(s):

Andrea Farrés Jiménez is a qualified Spanish lawyer specialized in international humanitarian law, international security and arms control. She graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2019 with a master’s in International Law. Her master’s thesis focused on the impact that new technologies and artificial intelligence have on IHL targeting principles. She worked as a legal expert for the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Spanish Permanent Mission in Switzerland and in The Netherlands, and the World Organization Against Torture, among other organizations. She has published on issues related to arms controls, gender, new technologies and the IHL targeting principles.

12 October – 18 October

  1. Yemen’s warring sides complete largest prisoner swap in 5 years
  2. Iraqi fighters ‘agree conditional ceasefire’ to halt US attacks
  3. Victims or villains? The volunteer fighters on Burkina Faso’s front line
  4. The obstacles to Sudan’s landmark peace deal
  5. UN urged to take action against Myanmar over civilian abuses
  6. Karabakh war leaves civilians shell-shocked and bitter
  7. Turkish-Backed Syrian Fighters Join Armenian-Azeri Conflict
  8. Continued violence strains Colombia peace process, Security Council hears
  9. An ‘airlift of hope’ in Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council
  10. The impact of explosive weapons on children in Syria

19 October – 25 October

  1. UN salutes new Libya ceasefire agreement that points to ‘a better, safer, and more peaceful future’
  2. Libya: Military leaders resume UN-sponsored talks
  3. Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead
  4. Step up action to achieve COVID-19 ceasefire, Guterres says in UN Day message
  5. Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Shortage of Specifics Complicates Search for Solutions
  6. Absence of US Diplomacy on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Risks a Wider War
  7. From conflict to a pandemic: Kashmir’s volunteer aid brigade
  8. Central African Republic: While many ‘people are hungry for trials’ some warlords still walk free
  9. Little progress on disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan
  10. Behind the global ceasefire call: 75 years of UN mediation, preventing conflict, promoting peace

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