News Roundup 26 October – 1 November

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.

  1. Pakistan: Schools ‘must never be targeted’, UNICEF says after deadly blast
  2. UN Syria envoy places hope in new talks, works towards lasting ceasefire
  3. UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon
  4. Mali, France differ over holding talks with armed groups
  5. Suspected ADF attack in DRC village kills more than 20 civilians
  6. DR Congo army says Burundi rebels forced from strongholds
  7. Central African Republic: How COVID-19 is impacting peace and conflict
  8. Markedonov on why international mediators’ efforts for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement not effective
  9. U.S. urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages
  10. Russian strike on Syria’s Idlib fighters a ‘message’ to Turkey
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