News Roundup 22 November – 28 November

Five years after ‘peace’, the Colombian communities living in forced confinement Colombia charged former FARC rebels with destruction of Amazon Five years after Colombia’s peace deal, militias continue to cause havoc Colombia’s peace process is taking ‘deep roots’, but all sides must work together to overcome lingering challenges U.S. set to remove Colombia rebel group …

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News Roundup 15 November – 21 November

Five years after Colombia’s FARC deal, new armed gangs emerge and peace is still a dream for many African Union: Ethiopia peace talks won’t be successful without ceasefire Newly Formed Rebel Alliance To Continue Destabilization Of Ethiopia – Diplomat Mediators step up Ethiopia ceasefire bid as aid efforts flounder Extremists in Pakistan have been emboldened …

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Making sense of a duty for non-State armed groups to provide reparations

Reparations by non-State armed groups: why does it matter? Exploring whether and how non-State armed groups (NSAGs), as collective duty bearers, might contribute to reparations for their violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) might appear far-fetched to some or even controversial to others. However, recent developments show that the present-day realities of armed conflicts – …

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News Roundup 8 November – 14 November

Tigray rebels raped women in Ethiopia’s Amhara region: Amnesty The coalition of rebel forces taking on Ethiopia’s government, explained Hundreds flee to Uganda amid fighting in eastern Congo Nigeria’s rampant banditry, and some ideas on how to rein it in DiCarlo: Risk of Ethiopia descending into a widening civil war is only too real Pakistan …

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News Roundup 1 November – 7 November

As Colombia’s Peace Crumbles, Female Guerrillas Wonder What’s Left for Them Despite War Crimes Tribunal, Guerilla Violence Persists in Colombia Myanmar Junta Aims to Wipe Out Armed Resistance in Three Months Ethiopia: Tigrayan forces claim control of major northern towns US calls on Tigray rebel group to ‘halt its advances’ in key northern cities UN …

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News Roundup 25 October – 31 October

Syria: Progress still possible, following ‘disappointment’ over constitutional talks ICC hearing opens for Central African Republic rebel Somalia death toll in fighting between army and former allied group rises to 120 Dozens killed in fighting between Somalia army and former allied group AU mission denies involvement in Somalia fighting ‘Kill them all, don’t spare anyone’: …

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Peace Treaty Symposium: A Reaction to Mark Freeman’s Post

I want to start by saying that I have always maintained that international law should be a tool rather than an obstacle to peace negotiations; particularly in a world where there are still more that 74 non-international armed conflicts across 25 countries. But if we look at international law today, this is not exactly the …

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News Roundup 18 October – 24 October

Yemen war reaches ‘shameful milestone’ – 10,000 children now killed or maimed What is behind the recent surge in violence in Kashmir? Mali asks Islamic body to open negotiations with al-Qaeda Tigray forces say air strikes hit Ethiopia’s Mekelle, government denies Why separatists in Cameroon and Nigeria have united ‘Big disappointment’ over lack of Syria …

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The Peace Treaty Initiative: Facilitating the pathway of negotiation through international law

The Peace Treaty Initiative aims to fill a “critical gap in international law” by “developing an international law of peace negotiation”, as Mark Freeman explains in the introductory post of this symposium. This ‘gap’, i.e., the absence of an overarching international legal regime that governs peacemaking, has attracted significant attention in the last decade or …

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