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 24 – 30 July

Rights group says Mali army, foreign fighters executed civilians A war victim’s search for peace, reconciliation in Colombia Kurdish groups: Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq kill eight fighters Niger’s black market threatened by the end of petrol subsidies in Nigeria Myanmar resistance groups declare first anti-junta state council DRC: 14 NGOs accuse M23 rebels of …

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News Roundup 17 – 23 July

Al-Shabaab attacks surge in Somalia as ATMIS troops withdraw ICC prosecutor says he is investigating alleged new war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region As indiscriminate war ravages Myanmar, the locals have given up any hope of help Myanmar’s secret jungle hospital EAC force to investigate M23 massacre in eastern DRC MSF says armed men attacked …

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News Roundup 10 – 16 July

Armed groups set up murders, rapes in Mali: HRW Ugandan President: army hampered in fight against rebels coming from DRC Sudan crisis: from Ruto to Sisi, leaders vie to drive peace process Myanmar junta hints at extending state of emergency Colombia deforestation plummets as peace efforts focus on rainforest Syrians in rebel enclave alarmed by …

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News Roundup 3 – 9 July

Syria suffers surge in violence as shelling rocks Idlib and Daraa Myanmar junta, rebels dispute deaths in village rocket attack Yemen’s Houthis implement Swedish import ban over Quran burning Syrian government organised feared ‘shabbiha’ militias: Report Armed groups are committing abuses in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, rights group says Jenin: Israeli military launches major operation …

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News Roundup 26 June – 2 July

Recruitment of children by armed groups in Syria rises In the Sahel, drug trafficking thrives thanks to armed groups Colombian military kills 6 ELN Guerrillas ahead of truce Sudanese army declared ‘unilateral’ ceasefire on first day of Eid War crimes surge in Burkina Faso, the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’ UN Security Council ends peacekeeping mission …

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News Roundup 19 – 25 June

Timeline: How Wagner Group’s revolt against Russia unfolded Wagner revolt in Russia dims outlook for its operations in Africa ‘Fatal blow’: Mali rebels warn against UN peacekeepers departure Northern Mali’s armed groups decry fraud at reform vote Uganda military rescues three of six students abducted by rebels Armed groups continue to block humanitarian aid in …

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News Roundup 12 – 18 June

Colombian ELN ceasefire raises concerns over limits to violence Mali faces spectre of anarchy after demanding UN’s departure ICC to probe new DR Congo war crimes allegations Humanitarian Aid Blocked by Armed Groups in Colombia Al Mishri discussed with armed groups leaders outcomes of 6+6 committee Assam CM meets Kuki insurgent groups with peace plan …

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News Roundup 22 – 28 May

ICC prosecutors: Mali rebel ‘enthusiastic’ war crimes perpetrator Ukraine war: Russia battles armed group in border region Colombia suspends rebel ceasefire after Indigenous teens killed DRC files second complaint to ICC against Rwanda army, M23 rebels Al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeeper mission base in Somalia Colombia’s ceasefire talks with ELN rebels extended West Papua rebels threaten …

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