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Guest post by Frédéric Mégret: “Right authority and the privileges of non-state actors in armed conflict”

It is our pleasure to introduce Frédéric Mégret as a guest blogger on the site. He is a Full Professor of Law and a William Dawson Scholar at McGill, and has widely published on different issues, including on international criminal justice, international human rights law, IHL and general international law. Frédéric’s post will present some …

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ISIS members detained by Kurdish forces in Syria: Operational and legal challenges

ISIS members detained by Kurdish forces in Syria: operational and legal challenges The Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are currently detaining over 3000 ISIS members, including foreign fighters and their families, in detention centers and camps in the North of Syria. Among them are British teenager Shamima Begum and her Dutch husband, Yago …

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News RoundUp 2 Oct.-9 Oct.

Colombia rebel leader readies troops ahead of cease-fire As Liberia Debates Justice for War Crimes, a Rebel Faces Trial in the US Eastern DRC rebels target Kinshasa in move to depose Kabila Congo warlord seeks to unite rebel factions in anti-Kabila alliance Clashes as ‘rebels‘ storm Indian base in Kashmir  Syrian Soldier Is Guilty of …

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News Roundup – 27-31 July 2015

UK Court invalidates British Forces’ Afghan detention programme (Serdar Mohammed v Ministry of Defence) Colombia suspends raids on FARC camps after rebel truce.  New report by UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson on life under ISIL-controlled areas (see here for report). Who’s who in the fight against ISIL in northern Syria.  Al-Qaida linked rebels in Syria capture …

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News Roundup – 4-7th May 2015

Ryan Goodman: The perverse and unintended consequences of Serdar Mohammed.  What can we do in 5 days? Aid workers sceptical of Saudi truce.  Amnesty Report: ‘Death Everywhere: War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo’ UNRWA calls for protecting civilians in Yarmouk camp.  More than 40 Syrian armed groups invited to Geneva talks.  Warfare and …

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News Roundup – 10 February 2015

Opinion Juris post: IHL doesn’t regulate NIAC interment: A Drafting History Perspective.  OHCHR report: Background paper on attacks against girls seeking to access information.  Netherlands: lottery grant to help halt military use of schools.  Colombia: The amnesty tightrope.  Kenneth Roth: The two big holes in the strategy against IS.  Assad says Syria is informed on anti-IS strikes.  …

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2014 Bruges Colloquium on IHL on “Detention in Armed Conflict” (16-17 October 2014)

The 15th Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law, organised by the ICRC and the College of Europe, will this year take place on 16 and 17 October (normally the full day on Thursday and the first half of the Friday). A pre-announcement can be found here. This year’s topic is detention in times of armed …

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News Roundup – 22 May 2014

Opinio Juris Guest post: Rona on Mohammed v Ministry of Defence and detention in NIAC.  International Crisis Group briefing: Venezuala – Tipping Point.  Pillay: Syria: Aleppo residents suffering consequences of flagrant disregard for international law.  Russia, China block Security Council referral of Syria to ICC.  UN Security Council: Vetoes betray Syrian victims.  Boko Haram destroy Nigeria …

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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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