Rogier Bartels

News Roundup – 27 June – 5 July 2017

Canada to pay $10.5m to youngest Guantanamo inmate, convicted of killing US soldier Venezuela Helicopter assault: Real attack or staged hoax? Suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine, abduct dozens in Niger At least 22 killed in Central African Republic clashes Human Rights Watch report “Killing Without Consequence: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and the Special …

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News Roundup – 31 May – 6 June 2017

EU commits 50 million euros to combat militants in West Africa France says soldiers killed 20 Islamists in Mali Instability Widens in Mali and the Sahel Region of Africa Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon ‘Tunisia militants behead shepherd near Algeria border’ East Libyan forces advance in strategic oasis towns Freed Gadaffi …

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News Roundup – 10-15 May 2017

Mexico Rejects Label as World’s Second-Deadliest Conflict Zone Heavy gunfire as mutiny spreads in Ivory Coast cities Boko Haram blamed for farmers deaths in Maiduguri Austria jails Syrian rebel fighter for killing soldiers Syria army ‘moves into area’ where rebels evicted ISIL Over 2,000 rebels, families evacuate Damascus district, according to Syrian state media US …

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News Roundup – 20-24 April 2017

Libya’s warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome Kenyan troops report killing 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia Israeli fire kills three in Syria at pro-government military base: militia, monitor Lebanese army says Islamic State leader killed, 10 arrested near border Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri calls for ‘guerrilla war’ in Syria US ground forces kill ‘Islamic State’ (IS) …

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News roundup 14-20 March 2017

Confirmed al Qaeda member convicted of terrorism in New York court Widespread conflict between Dinka and non-Dinka in the Equatorias Security forces in Congo Republic kill 15 alleged rebel fighters Fresh clashes in Tripoli threaten fragile ceasefire European Court of Justice: “Actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international …

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2016 Bruges Colloquium on IHL – Programme and Registration

The 17th edition of the Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law will take place on 20-21 October 2016 and deal with “Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law”. Registration is now open (here). In the past years, I have advertised the yearly Bruges Colloquium here at the blog and these posts always had loads of hits …

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PHAP online expert briefing on the end of armed conflict under IHL

Two years ago, I wrote on Opinio Juris (Part 1 and 2) and here on the blog about the end of non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). How do you determine when NIACs end? IHL is rather unclear as to its temporal scope of application for NIACs. Whilst there is – by now – extensive case law …

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News Roundup – 3 February 2016

International Organizations Applaud the Initiation of the First Trial for Sexual Slavery and Violence During the Armed Conflict in Guatemala: The Sepur Zarco Case Plan Colombia’s mixed legacy: coca thrives but peace deal may be on horizon Dutch Lawyers File Complaint Against Buhari on alleged crimes in Biafra (Nigeria) at the ICC in The Hague …

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News Roundup – 14-20 December 2015

As FARC prepares to demobilize, neo-paramilitaries settle in rebel territory Spain Police Arrest Alleged FARC Rebel for Forced Abortions   Shiite Muslim Sect Alleges Massacre by Nigeria’s Military   CAR Rebel Leader Declares Autonomous Muslim State   Libya’s Rival Factions Sign Deal for Unity Government, but At least 14 killed in clashes in Libya’s Ajdabiya …

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