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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Peace Treaty Symposium

When it comes to conflict prevention and resolution, a critical gap in international law is holding us back as a global community. While there is international law to regulate armed conflict and war, no clear counterpart exists to encourage and support peace negotiations. The Peace Treaty Initiative seeks to fill this gap by developing an …

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News Roundup 11 October -17 October

Ethiopia launches “staggering” new offensive against rebel Tigray forces, group says ICC hearing opens for Central African Republic Rebel Colombians cling tenaciously to peace gains, Security Council hears Yemen: Dialogue and compromise ‘only way forward’ In a flashpoint South Sudanese town, women peacemakers try to bridge the divide Bashar al-Assad Steps In From the Cold, …

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News Roundup 4 October – 10 October

Mali accuses France of training ‘terrorists’ in the country Afghanistan: UN chief condemns ‘horrific’ attack at Kunduz mosque Sudan: 16 Factions, Armed Groups Call For National Consensus Charter Ethiopia conflict sees hunger and atrocities spread from Tigray to Amhara Libya: War crimes likely committed since 2016, UN probe finds UN experts decry possible crimes against …

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News Roundup 27 September – 3 October

The northern countryside of Homs in Syria is facing a similar fate as Daraa Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes EXCLUSIVE Some 1,900 Colombian guerrillas operating from Venezuela, says Colombia military chief Top UN envoy ‘encouraged’ by recent engagement of Israeli and Palestinian officials Summary killings, human-rights …

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