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ICRC Opinion Paper on Internment in Armed Conflict

Three days ago, the ICRC published an opinion paper called “Internment in Armed Conflict: Basic Rules and Challenges” on its website. The Opinion Paper is “an outline of the basic concepts and rules related to detention in both international and non-international armed conflict with, subsequently, a particular focus on internment, i.e. detention for security reasons …

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News Roundup – 10-11 November 2014

Human Rights Watch: Justice Crucial to Mali Peace Talks Explaining Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency Suicide bomber kills dozens at school assembly in Nigeria ICRC: Using traditional law in dialogues with Somali armed groups Militant Group in Egypt Vows Loyalty to ISIS South Sudanese Cease-Fire Ends After 48 Hours International Crisis Group report: Turkey and …

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ICRC’s “How Does Law Protect in War?” available online

The ICRC reports that its core publication on teaching international humanitarian law (IHL), How Does Law Protect in War? Cases, Documents and Teaching Materials on Contemporary Practice in International Humanitarian Law (by Marco Sassòli, Antoine A. Bouvier and Anne Quintin) is now available (for free) online, providing academics, researchers and students with a wealth of …

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9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law on Access for Humanitarian Action on 3-4 November 2014

In a couple of weeks, I have the pleasure to speak at a conference organised by the ICRC and the Minerva Center for Human Rights on “Access for Humanitarian Action: Legal and Operational Challenges in Assisting and Protecting People Affected by Armed Conflict”. This 9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law will take place …

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News roundup – 21 and 22 August 2014

Today, as the ICRC celebrates the 150th anniversary of the original Geneva Convention, it has published this video which explains the basics of international humanitarian law – Rules of war (in a nutshell).  Peace talks resume in Cuba to address victims of Colombia’s armed conflict.  Israel/ Gaza and the law of armed conflict: recommended readings EJIL:Talk! Is Israel’s …

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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 – 24 July 2014

Human Rights Watch: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians in Ukraine ICRC calls on all sides in Ukraine to respect international humanitarian law (and explicitly refers to the situation as a non-international armed conflict) Shells hit U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees in Gaza Strip Israel Says That Hamas Uses Civilian Shields, Reviving Debate UN sends aid to Syria …

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Various new ICRC sources

The purpose of this post is to draw your attention to a series of useful online lectures, updates, and new publications by the ICRC. * Last week, ICRC president Maurer gave a talk in London on the challenges the ICRC currently faces. The video, as well as the text, of his speech can be found …

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News Roundup – 26 May 2014

Mexico’s Zapatista rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos steps down Around 50 soldiers killed in recent fighting in Mali’s north Nigeria’s Boko Haram kills 28 in three village attacks French fight Muslim rebels in C. African Republic Sinai rebel group denies death of ‘commander’ Menei in ambush Al Shabaab attacks Somali parliament, at least 10 dead Police …

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News Roundup – 24 March 2014

Women’s harrowing tale of escape from Boko Haram CAR clash between peacekeepers and armed groups claims 4 lives Human Rights Watch compendium on CAR of materials published since the March 2013 Seleka Coup US military planes to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony ICRC Staff Member Killed As Fighting Surges in Sudan’s Darfur Renewed Attacks on …

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