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News Roundup – 1- 11th October 2018

Can International Humanitarian Law Restrain Armed Groups? Lessons from NGO Work on Anti-Personnel Landmines New report from UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings on the impact of counter terrorism legislation on humanitarian action.  New UNAMA report (quarterly) on protection of civilians in Afghanistan.  Syria opposition rejects Idlib demilitarisation amid uncertainty over Sochi deal US and …

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Algerian hostage crisis: Part I – was the Algerian military response lawful under human rights law?

The first part of this two part piece will consider the Algerian military action against the Amenas gas plant which took place two weeks ago against the standards set out in human rights law. In doing so, it considers whether the Algerian government’s decision to storm the gas plant with such a heavy military force might …

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