News Roundup 8 February – 14 February

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.

Colombia armed groups turn forcibly recruited children into ‘war machines’: government

British human rights lawyer elected chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

Civilians in Kenya’s northeast targeted by both jihadists and the state

COVID sparks resurgence of ISIL terrorists, threatening international peace and security, Security Council hears

New ICC ruling ‘opens the door’ for justice in occupied Palestine – Independent UN expert

‘Deeply troubled’: US warns Houthis days after ‘terror’ delisting

Floods, fighting, famine: Inside South Sudan’s triple crisis

UN political affairs chief warns against ‘backsliding’ in Ukraine

U.N. envoy, Iran’s Zarif discuss how to end war in Yemen

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