News Roundup 24 January – 30 January

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.

Thousands displaced in Congo’s east amid rebel, army clashes

Guatemala paramilitaries sentenced for raping Indigenous women

More than 15,000 people displaced in new Darfur violence, U.N. says

In Uganda’s Karamoja, rampant rustling and a militarised response as violence returns

Armed group attacks UN convoy, burns two vehicles in Colombia

January will ‘almost certainly’ shatter records for civilian casualties in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthi militants launch new attack on UAE as conflict widens

Kurdish-led forces say they have retaken Syrian prison seized by IS

Syria: 700 child detainees held in prison under siege

U.S.-backed Syrian forces announce defeat of Islamic State in prison standoff

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