Armed Groups and International Law

Promoting information sharing and community building between individuals and organisations working on issues related to armed groups and international law. Providing updates on news stories and publicize academic journal articles and seminars, talks and conferences on issues related to armed groups.

News Roundup 20 February – 26 February

Civilians face heightened danger from Colombia’s landmines New bloody attack in Burkina: at least 51 soldiers killed Armed clashes continue in DR Congo Deadlier and more media savvy, separatist rebels evolve in Indonesia’s Papua At least 13 villagers killed in Mali in suspected jihadist attack Oromia regional state makes a call for peace with the …

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News Roundup 13 February – 19 February

Africa leaders urge pullout of armed groups in east DRC by March 30 Papuan armed group releases video, photos of New Zealand pilot Mehrtens COVID-19 restrictions unexpectedly reduced Islamic State violence-political science experts explain why New attack rocks DRC’s Ituri province ahead of key voter census Colombia peace talks with ELN rebels resume amid tensions …

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Book Discussion: Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law

Monday (Today), June 13, 2022, 14h00-15h30 EST /20h00-21h30 CET The Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict invites you to join us for a discussion of Dr. Ezequiel Heffes’ (one of our co-editors) new book, Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law. The book explores the legal regulation of non-State armed groups’ (NSAGs) …

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Book Launch – Detention and Confinement in Armed Conflict

On May 31st, at 20:00 (CET) /2pm (EDT) ALMA is holding a virtual book launch on two important new books on Detention and Confinement in Armed Conflict. The two books are (i) “Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law” by Ezequiel Heffes (one of our co-editors and Senior Policy and Legal Advisor at Geneva …

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Armed groups and international law: assistant editor

Are you interested in staying abreast of current developments in armed conflicts around the world involving armed groups? Are you eager to understand the different ways in which international law applies to armed conflicts? Are you passionate about  (i) ‘information sharing’ and (ii) ‘community building’ between individuals and organisations working on issues related to armed …

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Call for Papers: Lights and Shadows of the Ongwen Case at the ICC

‘The research project team ‘Negotiating international criminal law’, Department of Language and Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Jyväskylä (Finland) invites abstract submissions for the online seminar ‘Lights and Shadows in the Ongwen Case at the International Criminal Court: Inter- and Multi-disciplinary approaches’ to be held on the 13th and 14th October 2022.  Authors (individually or jointly) …

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Blog symposium: The Role of Non-State Armed Groups in Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals living in conflict-affected zones have been particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 during the last few years. This has been mainly due to their lack of access to appropriate facilities, testing kits and vaccines, often combined with unstable and violent scenarios. Understandably, as a result of the predominant State-centric architecture of the international …

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