Intervention Brigade

Call for Papers: “The Changing Nature of Peacekeeping: Challenges for Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Human Rights” – A Joint ESIL IGPS/SHARES Project Symposium

The European Society of International Law Interest Group on Peace and Security (ESIL IGPS) and the Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES Project) are organizing a joint symposium to be held in conjunction with the 10th ESIL Anniversary Conference in Vienna, Austria, on 3 September 2014. The symposium, entitled “The Changing Nature of …

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News Roundup – 23 August 2013

FARC suspends peace talks with Bogota.  Colombia’s FARC calls ‘pause’ in peace talks.  Mexico: these walls speak, recalling victims of violence.  Chemical massacre in Damascus: evidence and condemnation mount.  Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘crimes against humanity’, Ban.  UN troops in the DRC shell M23 rebels. 

News Roundup – 19 July 2013

Syria’s rebel commander expected to visit United States. Syria: rebel feuding boosts Assad’s gains. Syrian opposition questions Taliban rebel role. Lebanon asks EU not to blacklist Hezbollah. Rights group: CAR rebels committing war crimes. DRC army officer arrested for desecrating corpses. UN reviewing Congo army support over M23 abuse allegations. Real IRA bomb potter Larry …

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News Roundup – 12 July 2013

Opposition condemns Syrian rebel blockade. Key Free Syrian Army rebel ‘killed by Islamist group’. Free Syrian Army commander killed by rivals. Uganda: DRC based Ugandan rebel group ‘training’, ‘recruiting’. Congo flee as Uganda’s ADF attack Kamango. CAR: UN relief chief warns ‘entire population’ affected by the crisis. UN in Congo rejects criticism from aid group …

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News Roundup – 11 July 2013

Syrian rebels reject Russian claims on chemicals.  Libyan government takes back ministry from armed group.  UN Brigade in DRC not a magic solution, says commander.  Congo rebels clash with M23 rebels near Goma.  M23 rebel alarmed by DRC army spokesman war calls.  Peacekeepers shoot four in Congo fire fight.  Burma jails 25 Buddhists for mob …

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News Roundup – 8 July 2013

Leaked report shows Bin Laden’s ‘hidden life’.  Opposition in Syria continues to fracture.  Rebel groups in Northern Syria fighting eachother.  Hardline Islamist groups seek to impose Sharia law in Syria’s North.  Escalating use of religious rhetoric could exacerbate Syrian conflict, warns UN adviser.  Egypt: Threat of escalating street violence.  UNICEF condemns deadly school attack in …

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News Roundup – 21 May 2013

International Crisis Group Report: Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan (see here for press release). Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair. Syrian and Hezbollah fighters press assault in key town. Syrian ‘cannibal’ explains his actions. Egypt sends more forces after Sinai kidnapping. Boko Haram militants ‘arrested’ in Maiduguri. Mali government to resume talks with the Tuareg. …

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News Roundup – 20 May 2013

Syria rebel ‘heart-eater’ says he’s ready to stand trial, if Assad does.  Hezbollah plays its hand in battle for Syria.  Armed groups bomb Libyan military posts in Benghazi.  Armed Tuareg and Arab groups clash in Northern Mali.  Paul Kagame: I asked US to kill DRC rebel leader with drone.  The UN Intervention Brigade: A Force …

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The DRC’s UN Intervention Brigade has a mission to “neutralize armed groups”: why the scepticism?

On 28 March 2013, the United Nations Security Council approved the mandate of an “Intervention Brigade” with the mandate of “neutralizing armed groups” in the Great Lakes Region of the DRC (see Security Council Resolution 2098 – S/RES/2098 (2013). The creation of the new Intervention Brigade was widely heralded as being the first time that …

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