The respect and implementation of the right to truth by armed non-state actors

It is well known that the truth is an essential value in transitional justice processes (TJP), and it is one of its areas of action together with justice, reparation, guarantees of non-repetition and memorialization processes (UN Report 2020). Since the right to truth has been recognized, it has evolved and nowadays it is widely recognized …

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News Roundup 12 September – 18 September

Tigrayan rebels accept ceasefire and say they are ready for peace talks Eight militant groups of Assam sign tripartite peace agreement in Delhi Chadian rebel pardoned by Egypt ahead of N’djamena dialogue Taliban says 40 rebels killed in northern Afghanistan’s Panjshir In Mali’s Kidal, former rebels enforce law and order Colombian officials met FARC dissidents, …

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News Roundup 5 September – 11 September

Dozens reportedly killed in Islamic State attack in Mali Afghan minority group faces threats from ISKP Deadly al-Qaeda attack targets Yemen’s southern separatists Pakistani soldiers killed in gun battle with Taliban Resistance groups seized nearly 90 Myanmar Junta outposts since coup Chad sings peace agreement with rebel groups in Doha Russian strikes on Syria’s Idlib …

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Deciphering the M23 Conundrum in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Non-State Actor Control, Proxy Occupation and the Tale of Re-incarnated Evolutions – Part II

Introduction Proxy engagement manifests in different situations, but especially in the conduct of hostilities and in the control of territory. Although both occurrences may not be effected contemporaneously by the state in concert with its proxy, it is nearly always the case that any significant advances in both situations, will necessitate the proxy to operate …

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Deciphering the M23 Conundrum in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Non-State Actor Control, Proxy Occupation and the Tale of Re-incarnated Evolutions– Part I

Introduction The situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to present complexity, both in the arena of international law, and of politics. Eastern DRC has witnessed largely sustained armed violence for the better part of two and a half decades, with the cyclical disappearance and re-emergence (and arguably, …

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News Roundup 22 August – 28 August

Colombian president proposes multilateral ceasefire to illegal armed groups Armed clashes between rival armed groups erupt in Libyan capital Chad rebels say killed 10 soldiers, government denies claim Tigray rebels capture Kobo Colombia to suspend aerial bombings against armed groups Ethiopian government take action targeting rebel positions Uganda declines to host Sudanese rebel leader over …

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News Roundup 15 August – 21 August

Nigeria intensifies fight against illegal armed groups DRC army kills ten ADF armed group members in northeast Russian rebel group take credit for murder of Putin’s ‘Spiritual Guide’ East African Regional Bloc begins deployment of troops to DRC Community clashes over gold in eastern DRC leave seven dead Southern Thailand rebel group claims responsibility for …

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