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Understanding ISIS’s crimes in Kocho: a demographic analysis

In 2018, Dr. Valeria Cetorelli and I established the Yazidi Victims Demographic Documentation Project with the objective of identifying every victim of the attack on the Yazidi community of Sinjar by the armed group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). By combining our two disciplines, we hoped to establish a reliable dataset that …

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10 recommendations for solving the issue of ISIS detainees in North East Syria

This post has been written by Nicolas Sion, Head of Development, Fight for Humanity with input by Anki Sj?berg, Co-Director and Founder, Fight for Humanity. On 23 May 2019, more than 50 people, legal experts, representatives of States and international organizations, as well as representatives from North-East Syria met in Geneva to examine possible legal …

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Geneva Call Report: Administration of Justice by Armed Non-State Actors

Last week, Geneva Call launched a fascinating new report on the Administration of Justice by Armed-Non State Actors (ANSAs). The report is drafted by Ezequiel Heffes, the thematic legal adviser at Geneva Call who coordinated the Garance Talks 2017 out of which it emerged. The Garance Talks is a relatively new initiative by Geneva Call …

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‘”IS Widows” and “Boko Haram Wives”: Overlooked Abuses in Iraq and Nigeria’

This post ‘“ISIS Widows” and “Boko Haram Wives”: Overlooked Abuses in Iraq and Nigeria’ by Lauren Aarons and Nicolette Waldman was first posted on Just Security on 23 August 2018. I am cross posting it here with the kind permission of Just Security and the authors, because I suspect it will be of interest to …

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New Report on Mental Health and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon: A Case Study of The Netherlands

This new report from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism explores the suggested link between radicalisation, the foreign fighter phenomenon, terrorism and mental health problems, taking the situation in the Netherlands as a case study. After an initial mapping of the suggested link, including the presentation of new numbers, the report presents research exploring the causes …

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Perspectives of Non-State Armed Groups in the CAR

In December 2016, Conciliation Resources brought out a new report on what motivates individuals to remain in armed groups in the Central African Republic. The report is based on the perspectives of 70 commanders and rank and file representatives from armed groups previously part of the Séléka coalition, Anti-balaka (local protection militias established in response to the Seleka coalition), …

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People on War Report, 2016

Yesterday, the ICRC published it’s People on War report which gives important insights on peoples’ views on a range of issues relating to war. The survey covers views of over 17,000 people in 16 countries: Yemen, Colombia, Switzerland, China, France, Syria, Russia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq, United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria and Israel. The …

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‘Engaging with radical groups in conflicts: What can we accomplish through dialogue?”

The Report of the Oslo Form 2014 has just been published on the theme of ‘engaging with radical groups’. The Oslo Forum is a high-level international network of conflict mediation practitioners which is co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It features an annual event in Oslo which convenes conflict mediators, peacemakers, high level decision makers …

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