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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 – 6 May 2014

The online forum Just Security is holding a mini-forum on the Serdar Mohammed v. Secretary of State for Defense (full text) judgement which was handed down last week by Mr. Justice Leggatt of the High Court of England and Wales. The mini forum starts with a post by Derek Jinks entitled ‘Does IHL authorize detention in NIACs?’ and …

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News Roundup – 10 March 2014

Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic DRC army preparing to attack Rwandan rebels Libyan rebels warn of ‘war’ if navy attacks oil tanker UN envoy stresses need for support as Libya risks facing ‘unprecedented violence’ Amnesty International report: “Syria: Squeezing the life out of Yarmouk: War crimes against besieged civilian”, …

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Germain Katanga found guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crime against humanity committed in Ituri, DRC

Today, the ICC found Germain Katanga guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against humanity. A summary of the Trial Judgment can be found here and the judgement (in French) can be found here. Germain Katanga, alleged commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri (FRPI), was tried before …

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News Roundup – 7 March 2014

Security Council sets out steps to combat violations against children in armed conflict.  Saudi lists brotherhood as ‘terrorist group’.  The Syrian opposition explained.  Extremely grave situation in CAR demands urgent action, UN official.  In pictures: FDLR rebels in the DRC.  DRC: All you need to know about the historic case of Germain Katanga.  Al-Shabaab retreats …

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News Roundup – 4 March 2014

In Nigeria, no one has your back.  Judgement in Katanga case to be delivered on 7 March 2014, at 9.30am (and can be followed on livestream at the link here). MSF warns of DRC humanitarian crisis (see MSF report here). Congo close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels: army.  Rebels admit to killing civilians, following Human Rights Watch …

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News Roundup – 5 February 2014

US limits Pakistan drone strikes amid political battle over military moves.  Did Nigerian military splits help Boko Haram? CAR soldiers ‘lynch Seleka rebel’. CAR in crisis as aid fails to materialise.  CAR: Seleka fighters regroup in North.  ICC delays Katanga verdict until 7 March 2014.  South Sudan’s Vice President Igga tells armed opposition to wait …

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News Roundup – 20 November 2013

HRW: End military use of schools in war zones.  UN General Assembly tells Syria to stop blocking international aid convoys to rebel areas. 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attack.  In new report, Ban urges more funding to combat armed group terrorizing Central Africa (see here for Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations …

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News roundup – 28 March 2013

Divisions remain in Syrian rebel coalition.  CAR’s capital calm but security and aid at risk in the north, UN says.  Bosco Ntaganda denies Congo atrocities in front of the ICC.  The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed by majority the appeal raised by the Defence of Germain Katanga against the decision of …

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News Roundup – 27 March 2013

Amnesty International: Keep up International pressure against abuses in Syria. Security Council condemns the recent attacks and seize of power in Central African Republic.  CAR: les rebelles tentent de mettre un terme aux pillages.  6 crazy facts about the rebel leader that just took over the CAR. ICC Bosco Ntaganda case: confirmation of charges hearing to commence on 23 September 2013.  In other …

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