News Roundup 22 February – 28 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.

Syria torture: German court convicts ex-intelligence officer

India, Pakistan militaries agree to stop cross-border firing in rare joint statement

Anger, fear run deep after months of ethnic violence in western Ethiopia

Avoid ‘risky winner-take-all tactics’ in Somalia, UN Security Council hears

Colombia’s Military Killed Three Times More Civilians During FARC War Than Previously Reported

Sudan: The Rebels Come to Khartoum – How to Implement Sudan’s New Peace Agreement

Central African Republic ‘very volatile’, despite important progress – UN peacekeeping chief

Saudi-led attacks devastated Yemen’s civilians infrastructure, dramatically worsening the humanitarian crisis

People, medical facilities hit during violence in southern CAR

‘Disturbing spike’ in Afghan civilian casualties after peace talks began: UN report.

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