Yiokasti Mouratidi

Yiokasti Mouratidi is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of International and Operational Law at the Swedish Defence University, focusing on compliance with the law of armed conflict. Previously, Yiokasti obtained her LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2022) and her LLB in Law with European Law from the University of Nottingham, UK (2019). Yiokasti has a strong interest in international humanitarian law and international security law. Her work on the AGIL blog is provided in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views of any present or previous employer.

News Roundup 6 – 12 May

Mali: Islamist armed groups, ethnic militias commit atrocities Colombia’s illegal armed groups grew in 2023 – secret security report Mozambique’s president says northern town ‘under attack’ by armed groups 4 killed during rebel attack on Central African Republic mining town In Myanmar war, crucial window looms for junta and rebels US says Israel’s use of …

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News Roundup 29 April – 5 May

Colombian farmers mobilise against illegal armed groups attempting to take control Gaza’s banks targeted by armed groups Congo M23 rebels claim control of smartphone mineral mining town Armed groups besieging towns in northeastern Mali driving residents, many children, to hunger Iraqi militant group claims missile attack on Tel Aviv targets, sources say A sanctioned strongman …

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News Roundup 22-28 April

Strike on Iraq gas complex kills at least four Yemeni workers Hamas releases video of two Israeli captives held in Gaza Israel is using artificial intelligence to help pick bombing targets in Gaza, report says Rocket attack from Iraq targets US base in Syria Yemen Houthis offered US incentives to stop Red Sea attacks Philippine …

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News Roundup 15 – 21 April

Clashes break out at Thai-Myanmar border between soldiers, armed groups Myanmar rebels confident of holding Myawaddy Abyei protests call for withdrawal of armed groups, referendum acceptance West Africa’s Sahel becoming a drug trafficking corridor, UN warns Iraqi armed faction Kata’ib Hezbollah denies saying it resumes attacks on US forces Mapping Israel-Lebanon cross-border attacks Behind India’s …

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News Roundup 8 – 14 April

Colombian Amazon deforestation surges as armed groups tighten grip Iran launches unprecedented retaliatory strikes on Israel in major escalation of widening conflict Myanmar’s junta loses key base to rebel forces Former Venezuelan general sentenced for arming Colombian rebel group Colombia’s ELN rebels call for extraordinary meeting to revive peace talks Tanzanian soldiers killed in DR …

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News Roundup 1 – 7 April

Former combatants in CAR say they left with no way to make ends meet Healthcare in Haiti under attack by armed gangs: OCHA Security forces kill 2 Papuan rebel leaders in shootout near jointly owned US-Indonesian gold mines Anti-Assad Syrians lead protests against prison torture by rebel group Israel ‘pulls out troops’ from southern Gaza …

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News Roundup 25 – 31 March

Two armed groups in DR Congo pledge to better protect civilians Mali: Army, Wagner Group atrocities against civilians Dozens of casualties after deadly car blast in northwest Syria Myanmar military junta blames foreign powers for backing rebel groups Middle East crisis: Israeli military says it has killed Hezbollah deputy commander – as it happened 4 …

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News Roundup 18 – 24 March

DR Congo’s conflict-driven hunger crisis worsens as violence in east surges Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord ISIS claims responsibility for attack at Moscow-area concert venue that left at least 60 dead Armed groups continue terror campaign across Burkina Faso Southern African bloc renews commitment to fight armed groups in eastern Congo Gangs …

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News Roundup 10-17 March

Red Sea crisis: US carries out six ‘self-defence’ strikes against Houthi targets Pro-Ukrainian armed groups launch incursion into Russia As army operations ramp up in Mali, rebel groups impose ‘suffocating’ blockades Gangs tighten grip as Haiti spirals to collapse Nigeria school abductions: More pupils snatched as armed hunts for missing Congo rebels block trade routes, …

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News Roundup 3 – 9 March

Haiti’s capital ‘under siege’ as armed gangs attack key infrastructure Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO At least 10 people killed as rebels seize a town in Congo’s conflict-his eastern region Dozens of pupils abducted by gunmen in Nigeria’s northwest UN experts say grounds to believe rape occurred in …

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