children and armed conflict

News Roundup – 11 June 2013

International Crisis Group report: Central African Republic: Priorities of the Transition (in French only; see here for the press release in English and here for the English summary) New Amnesty International report on Sudan: ‘We had no time to bury them’ War crimes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State (see here for the press release) FDPC …

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News Roundup – 30 May 2013

Colombia rebel rejects peace deadline, saying electoral politics should not trump negotiations. Hezbollah fighters ‘invading’ Syria. Syria: US and UN condemn Hezbollah involvement in conflict. UN Rights Council passes resolution demanding Syria protect civilians, grant aid access (see here for text of resolution). Syrian rebel group criticises exiled leaders. Pakistani Taliban appoint new deputy after US …

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News Roundup – 13 May 2013

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada document on Colombia: Recruitment methods of armed groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (2011-March 2013) Historic conviction brings long-awaited justice in Guatemala Interview with ICRC president Maurer: The use of armed drones must comply with laws UN Children’s Fund condemns in strongest possible terms killing of …

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News Roundup – 10 May 2013

Hezbollah threatens Israel over Syria strikes.  Philippines eyes Golan peacekeeper pull-out after abductions. Baghdad opposes PKK armed groups in Iraq.  Nigeria’s war with Boko Haram gets new ‘ground zero’.  Trading conflict for coffee in the DRC.  HRW: CAR – Rampant Abuses after Coup. Asian Centre for Human Rights says recruitment of child soldiers rampant in …

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News Roundup – 24 April 2013

Israel says it has proof that Syria has used chemical weapons. Qatar faces backlash among rebel groups in Syria. Syrian rebel oil sales at least a month off. Hezbollah says Syrian rebel threat creates ‘moral duty’. ICC Prosecutor’s statement in relation to CAR. Children’s education in CAR devastated by conflict, UN says. South Darfur: rebel …

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News Roundup – 13 March 2013

UN: Serious escalation of retaliatory violence by Mali government troops How to tackle Mali’s crisis in the long term? Suspected Islamists raid Nigeria school, shoot teachers Central African rebels seize two towns, threaten new offensive, followed by Government Condemns Recent Rebel Attacks PKK releases eight Turkish hostages Save the Children report: Childhood under fire – …

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News Roundup – 8 March 2013

‘Congo close to a peace deal with M23 rebel faction’ A voice from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on International women’s day ICRC: Thousands Libyans need help following tribal clashes in Nafusa mountains Syrian Rebels Joined By Chechnya Islamic Militants In ‘Jihad’ Against Assad Syrian opposition leader: Red Cross can pick up 21 UN …

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News Roundup – 16 January 2013

French troops in direct combat with Mali insurgents ‘within hours’ South Sudanese SPLA Acknowledges Soldiers Defection to Armed Groups Commentary by International Crisis Group: Turkey and Its Rebel Kurds May Want Peace This Time, but also in the news: Turkey Strikes Kurd Rebel Targets in Iraq Commentary by Christof Heyns (UN Special Rapporteur on on …

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(Belated) News Roundup – 23/24 November 2012

FARC Releases Chinese Oil Workers DR Congo army chief Gabriel Amisi suspended for alleged weapon sales to rebel groups M23 leader to meet with Congolese, Rwandan presidents Save the Children: Children risk recruitment to armed groups as Goma battle sees thousands flee ICRC facilitates handover of released soldiers in Darfur Human Rights Watch: Israel and …

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