children and armed conflict

News Roundup – 2 February 2015

William Schabas resigns as head of UN war crimes inquiry after Israel accuses him of pro-Gaza bias Mali armed groups said to clash near Timbuktu Nigerian troops fight back against Boko Haram’s big-city attack on Maiduguri Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon Bomber blows herself up after Nigeria president’s rally South …

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News Roundup – 21 October 2014

Violence kills a child every five minutes, most of them outside war zones, says UN.  How to train a Syrian rebel: inside Turkey’s training camps.  Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing Kobane.  Community leaders, religious leaders must condemn ISIL atrocities, UN rights official (see here for press release). IS fighters seize weapons …

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News Roundup – 10 October 2014

Statement of the Prosecutor of the ICC on International Day of the Girl Child.  Colombia says rebel chief has been to Cuba for peacetalks.  MSF: Shattered lives in the Cauca mountains in Colombia.  Turkey ignores Kurdish fury as militants close in on capturing Kobani.  IS pushes deeper into besieged Syrian town.  Coalition airstrikes against ISIS, …

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News Roundup – 7 October 2014

Is it right to pay ransoms? Virginie Ladisch, head of the ICTJ’s Children and Youth programme interviews Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire on his work with the Child Soldier initiative and the complex dimensions of former child combatants in post-conflict societies.  International Crisis Group: What lies behind the “Islamic State” threat?  Scenes from daily life in …

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News roundup – 9 September 2014

EJIL:Talk! Refusing to negotiate can have tragic consequences.  Dispatches: Can the UN Security Council protect children from conflict? Op-ed: The Saudis can crush ISIS.  Syria rebel leader killed by suicide blast.  HRW: Spiraling militia attacks in Libya may be war crimes.  Boko Haram kills ex-president Obasanjo’s son.  Nigeria’s Boko Haram seize Michika in Adamawa state.  Al …

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Documentary by journalist ‘embedded’ with IS/ISIS

You will probably have heard about the VICE journalist/reporter, who spent three weeks with the Islamic State (of Iraq and Syria). He was allowed to film ISIS both at the frontline and during its activities in its newly established ‘State’. The documentary gives an insight in the organisation and the way it operates. It clearly …

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News Roundup – 2 July 2014

 Child rights violated in conflict situations with total impunity.  Annual report of the Secretary General on children and armed conflict. Iraq: UN humanitarian officials raises concern about humanitarian situation, abuse of women, girls.  Syria rebel groups reject ‘Islamic caliphate’.  Libyan rebels to open two remaining oil terminals.  Analysis: Should Uganda withdraw from South Sudan? 58 …

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News Roundup – 24 June 2014

Child Soldiers: Which are the Worst Countries for Recruiting Underage Fighters? Crimes against humanity in CAR according to International Federation for Human Rights Boko Haram Suspected of New Kidnappings in Nigeria Pro-Russian separatists agree to honour Ukraine ceasefire Human Rights Watch: Syrian Armed Groups Send Children into Battle At Least 81 Iraqis Killed in Sunni …

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News Roundup – 19 May 2014

Opinio Juris Guest post: detention in NIACs: a pledge in favour of the application of IHL.  Colombia soul searches on peace and reconciliation ahead of election.  Colombia and FARC agree on drug trade plan.  Ban warns about targeting civilians, after armed groups cut off water supply in Aleppo.  Pakistani Taliban vows fight for Sharia.  Mali …

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