Yiokasti Mouratidi

Yiokasti Mouratidi is an LLM graduate in Public International Law from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She previously obtained her LLB in Law with European Law from the University of Nottingham, UK. Yiokasti has a strong interest in international humanitarian law, international security law and their intersections with environmental issues. Yiokasti currently works in the defence team at the UK Mission to the EU in Brussels; 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 1 – 7 May

Erdogan says Turkey has killed suspected ISIL leader UN Secretary-General urges armed groups in Congo to lay down arms Iraqi Kurdish official accuses PKK of blocking aid to Ezidis in Sinjar Ethiopia, Oromo rebels week-long talks end without deal Colombian government, rebels resume talks in Cuba Ukraine war: Russia’s Wagner mercenary boss threatens Bakhmut troop …

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News Roundup 24 – 30 April

Leaders of western Libya armed groups in Cairo for meeting with Saleh Yemeni detainees recount torture after release in prisoner swap East African force fails to quell rebels in eastern DR Congo Talks begin between Ethiopia, Oromo rebel group Russia’s Wagner Group could fuel conflict in Sudan, experts say Algiers, Bamako recommit to 2015 Malian …

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News Roundup 10 – 16 April

M23: DRC forces in areas cedes to EACRF violating ceasefire deal At least 30 killed as Myanmar military attacks rebel group event Colombian armed groups and gangs have 17,600 members, intelligence reports find FARC dissident group says to start peace talks with Colombian government in May Sudan: Army and RSF battle over key sites, leaving …

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News Roundup 3-9 April

Amid turmoil, Pakistan to launch operation against armed groups Saudi, Omani envoys hold peace talks with Houthi leaders in Yemen In Colombia’s Chocó, changing conflict dynamics take a new civilian toll and complicate aid efforts CAR: first group of released soldiers arrive in Bangui Ethiopia: interim executive formed to run Tigray region Ex-rebels in Mali …

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Let’s talk about policy: non-State armed groups and international environmental law 

In recent years, legal scholars have sought to answer the question of whether, and if so how, non-State armed groups (NSAGs) are bound by international human rights law (IHRL). In the same vein, however, it remains unexplored whether NSAGs have obligations under international environmental law (IEL). This gap was addressed by Thibaud de La Bourdonnaye, …

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