Begüm Simsir

Begümhan I. Simsir is an LL.M. candidate at the Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights and a policy and research intern at the IFRC. She holds a law degree from Turkish German University. Her LL.B. thesis focused on the protection of girl soldiers during and after armed conflicts. She has worked with various organizations, including Human Rights Measurement Initiative, Generation Human Rights, UNESCO, Airwars and the International Review of the Red Cross.

News Roundup 26 September – 2 October

Libya: Five dead in fighting between armed groups Sudanese armed group calls to review Juba peace agreement Colombia says 10 armed groups agree to ceasefire Karen armed group allied to Myanmar junta denied officers retirement amid recruitment crisis 11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy ICC starts trial against Central African Republic …

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Legal Roundup February 2022 – September 2022

We are very pleased to present the legal roundup for February 2022 – September 2022, that contains publications on issues related armed groups and international law, non-international armed conflict and transitional justice. It was prepared by Begüm Simsir, and it was finalised with input from Ezequiel Heffes, Katharine Fortin and Andrea Farrés. If you have …

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News Roundup 19 September – 25 September

FARC dissidents in Colombia accept cease-fire proposed by government Myanmar army helicopters fire on school, killing six Armed group surrenders to IEA in Samangan At least one person dead after night of clashes in Tripoli Armenia hands fighters to Turkey, says Kurdish armed group Iran fires on separatist groups based in northern Iraq Four killed …

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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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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 …

News Roundup 15 August – 21 August Read More »