News Roundup 26 April – 2 May

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.

DRC declares ‘state of siege’ in violence-hit eastern provinces

Chad military council refuses to negotiate with FACT ‘outlaws’

UN experts say South Sudan divisions widen, new war possible

More than 27,000 displaced in Colombia violence this year

Explainer: Karen rebels step up attacks as Myanmar army struggles to rule

Central African Republic: Nearly 370,000 children now internally displaced amidst ongoing violence – highest number since 2014

UN demands combatants protect civilian infrastructure from attack

Central African troops and Russian mercenaries accused of abuses in anti-rebel offensive

DRC: Prioritize justice for serious crimes

Why insurgent groups in northern Nigeria continue to kidnap school children

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