News Roundup 21 December – 27 December

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. UN probe accuses Mali army of war crimes, armed groups of crimes against humanity
  2. CAR rebel groups announce ceasefire ahead of Sunday vote
  3. Russia, Rwanda send military support to Central Africa Republic to quell election violence
  4. Malian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks
  5. Iraq: Trump pardons for Baghdad Blackwater guards ‘contributes to impunity’ says UN rights office
  6. Illegal Gold Mining Funding Armed Groups in Sahel: Interpol
  7. Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado: Militants advance as aid access shrinks
  8. Return to ‘path of meaningful negotiations’, UN envoy urges Israelis, Palestinians
  9. Libya’s warring sides begin prisoner exchange
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