ceasefires

Regulating ceasefires in the grey zone between war and peace

Recent scholarship in the social sciences – primarily in the fields of anthropology, political economy, security and development – has found that ceasefires have effects on the ground beyond only halting violence. These include for other more political areas such as governance institutions, economic resources and citizenship and property rights. While parties to an armed …

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COVID-19: three conflict parties express their views on ceasefires and the response to the pandemic

On 14 May 2020, Fight for Humanity hosted an online panel with several conflicting parties that answered the United Nations Secretary General’s global call for a ceasefire to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was attended by 250 participants including from States and UN agencies, international and national NGOs working on humanitarian and peace issues, …

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Ceasefire in the Time of COVID-19: An opportunity for peace?

Following the ceasefire appeal launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on 23 March 2020, a number of armed opposition actors reacted positively and declared temporary ceasefires. There is an interesting online event next week moderated by Fight for Humanity in which several conflicting parties that have answered the call for ceasefires will be invited to …

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News Roundup – 8-15th January 2018

Financing armed groups during ceasefires The Independent Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: Has the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Awoken? Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in ‘de-escalation’ areas Talks with rebels in no-man’s land as Russia eyes post-war role in Syria Syrian government must allow 529 sick and …

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News Roundup – 18 February 2014

Guest post on Opinio Juris: Temporal Scope of Application of IHL: when do non-international armed conflicts end? Part 1 Senior Afghan Taliban leader shot dead in Pakistan.  UN human rights office condemns deadly attacks in north eastern Nigeria.  French troops move west in Central African Republic.  ICTJ Forum: A critical time for justice in Uganda.  …

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