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News Roundup 30 November – 6 December

Afghan gov’t, Taliban announce breakthrough deal in peace talks Yemen: Unchecked violations ‘may amount to war crimes’, Security Council hears U.N. warns child labor, trafficking on the rise in troubled Mali Ethiopia war may turn into guerrilla insurgency, experts say Ethiopia’s Tigray Group, Once Powerful, Now Battles Government Forces in Bid for Survival Ethiopia: PM …

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News Roundup 9 November – 15 November

Guterres ‘remains committed’ to maintaining 1991 ceasefire in Western Sahara Ethiopia claims big advance in Tigray, Amnesty reports mass killing Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict sees hundreds dead, thousands flee to Sudan Ethiopian PM accuses Tigrayan rebels of ‘massacring’ civilians UN envoy urges Yemen’s warring parties to place ‘a firm bet on peace’, as famine threat continues …

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Guest Post by Cedric Ryngaert: The Polisario Front Judgment of the EU Court of Justice: a Reset of EU-Morocco Trade Relations in the Offing

Please find below a guest post from Professor Cedric Ryngaert which is cross-posted from the Utrecht University RENFORCE blog. Cedric Ryngaert is professor of public international law and programme leader of the master public international law at Utrecht University. He studied law at Leuven University (2001) and obtained his PhD from the same university in …

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EU, Morocco and the Polisario Front: A Step in the Right Direction?

On 13 September 2016, Advocate General Wathelet published his opinion in a case pending before the European Court of Justice that raises several fundamentally important questions of international law. In the coming months, the Court is set to clarify whether the trade agreements between Morocco and the European Union apply to the Western Sahara. If …

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Unilateral Declaration by Polisario under API accepted by Swiss Federal Council

On 21 June 2015, the Polisario Front made the following unilateral declaration on behalf of the people of Western Sahara  that it undertook to apply the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I to the conflict between it and the Kingdom of Morocco. Conformément à l’article 96.3 du Protocole additionnel aux Conventions de Genève du …

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