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Instant Non-international Armed Conflict? Classifying the situation in Northern Ethiopia under IHL

Introduction The seemingly sudden outburst of significant violence in Northern Ethiopia has raised international concern, as well as critical legal paradigmatic issues. Accordingly, in this post, we evaluate this current situation in Ethiopia in light of international humanitarian law (IHL) requirements for the classification of armed conflicts. The post argues that the carefully planned, coordinated, …

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Unilateral Declaration by Polisario under API accepted by Swiss Federal Council

On 21 June 2015, the Polisario Front made the following unilateral declaration on behalf of the people of Western Sahara  that it undertook to apply the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I to the conflict between it and the Kingdom of Morocco. Conformément à l’article 96.3 du Protocole additionnel aux Conventions de Genève du …

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