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News Roundup – 26/27 September 2012

Central African rebels hit Cameroon border post, three killed Attack on military vehicle kills 7 soldiers in east Turkey Syrian rebels bomb security building in Damascus Syrian government: Damascus attack ‘was suicide bomb’ International Crisis Group Report: Colombia – Peace at Last? UN members divided over response to Mali crisis.

News Roundup – 25 September 2012

UN High Level Rule of Law Meeting adopts declaration reaffirming Rule of Law as foundation for building equitable state relations, just societies International Crisis Group report on Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action Human Rights Watch: Mali Islamist Armed Groups Spread Fear in North In bid to control armed groups, Libyan military …

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African Union takes over command hunt for Kony: “In two months before the ICC, alive”

Last week, the African Union (AU) was reported to have assumed command over the operation that searches for the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. The AU force is made up of troops from Uganda, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. The AU was supposed to have taken over earlier this …

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News Roundup – 21 September 2012

Assad warns armed groups and says he welcomes dialogue with the opposition. Libyan fighting in Syria symbolises fears. Battle inside Afghanistan’s most violent corner. Kenya jails Islamic insurgent for over  59 years. At least 15 killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing. Malaysian role vexes Thai conflict. Thailand: Law change could encourage more insurgents to give themselves …

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Security Council Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict

Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council adopted  a resolution expressing deep concern that certain perpetrators persist in committing violations and calling on Member States to bring them to justice through national justice systems, and where applicable, international justice mechanisms. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 11 in favour and four abstentions (Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan and Russia). The …

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