News Roundup 2 August – 8 August

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.

Civilians in southern Syria ‘under siege’ – UN human rights chief

Libya: Government of National Unity must not legitimize militias and armed groups responsible for harrowing abuses

Ethiopia conflict set to escalate after Tigray rebels refuse to withdraw

‘With our hearts beating fast’: Back to school on the Nagorno-Karabakh front line

Central African Republic: UN report calls for urgent end to mounting human rights abuses and violations

700-plus healthcare workers and patients killed in attacks on facilities: WHO

Colombia’s ex-armed group leaders apologise for war atrocities

UN chief underlines commitment to justice for Yazidis in Iraq

Afghanistan: UN mission demands end to fighting as Taliban advance

Militant groups recruiting child fighters in Burkina Faso – Report

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