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News Roundup – 23 April 2014

Part III on the series examining the future of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force on the Intercross Blog: the domestic law implications of repealing the AUMF. ONE ON ONE: Luis Moreno Ocampo on Syria and war crimes. Syria: UN chiefs make impassioned plea to save besieged civilians. ‘Massive and unprecedented’ US …

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News Roundup – 17 October 2013

Syrian opposition under pressure to attend Geneva peace conference.  International Crisis Group Report: Anything but politics: the state of Syria’s political opposition (see here for executive summary and see here for report). Mali’s fight with militants far from over.  Oxfam report: Piecing together the jigsaw: prospects for improved social relations after the armed conflict in …

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News Roundup – 4 June 2013

Small Arms Survey – Armed Actors Issue Brief: Ad Hoc Arsenals – Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Selected Non-State Actors (see here for report). Syrian Commission of Inquiry presents new report on the human rights situation in Syria (see here for report). HRW: Syria: A Stream of Bodies in Aleppo’s River. ICC Prosecutor v Laurent …

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News Roundup – 24 May 2013

Obama restricts drone killings and foresees end to perpetual war. Explosions and gunfire shake Kabul. Insurgents attack near UN mission in Kabul. UN Under-Secretary General ‘shocked’ after visiting Darfur camp. Mokhtar Belmokhtar ‘masterminded’ Niger suicide attacks (for a profile of Mokhtar Belmokhtar see here). In Goma, UN Secretary-General hails regional accord as ‘best chance for peace in …

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News Roundup – 25 March 2013

About 200 former Libyan rebel fighters besiege prime minister’s office.  Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation plunges Syrian opposition into chaos.  Syrian rebel commander targeted in car bombing.  Arms airlift to Syrian rebels expands, with help of CIA.  Rebels capture CAR capital, president flees.  35 killed after Mai Mai attack on Congo mining hub, says UN.  HRW: Warlord …

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News Roundup – 30th October 2012

Peace talks with the FARC a chance for re-imagining the Colombian state.  Kandahar assassination capital of Afghanistan.  Libyan army has no control over Bani Walid. Islamist rebels vow assault on Malian capital if international forces attack.  Rwanda: the problem in Congo is not M23 but the leadership.  Burma: New Violence in Arakan State. 

News Roundup – 18 September 2012

Yesterday, the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  Mr. Pinheiro, introducing the Commission’s report, said that the gross violations of human rights in Syria had grown in number, pace and scale.  FARC rebels step up attacks on Colombia …

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