News Roundup 17 May – 23 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.

The underground war brewing on the Colombia-Venezuela border

UN envoy: Libya mercenaries a threat to entire North Africa

ICC prosecutor urges Libya to hand over Gadhafi’s son

UN urges greater aid access for Gaza, ‘intensification of mediation efforts’ to end Israel-Palestine violence

‘I’ve never seen scenes as ugly’: Treating Gaza’s wounded

Ceasefire can’t hide scale of destruction in Gaza, UN warns, as rights experts call for ICC probe

Back from the brink? Somalia’s political crisis explained

UN Security Council must not lift South Sudan arms embargo until human rights benchmarks are met

Tribal elders broker local Taliban, Afghan government ceasefire

Fresh attacks, dire conditions plague Africa’s Sahel, Security Council hears

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