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News Roundup 10 May – 16 May

ICC prosecutor warns against crimes in escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel The risk of another Israel-Palestine war Israel/ OPT: Cycle of impunity leaves civilians once again paying the price amid escalation of hostilities Chad military claims victory over northern rebels Afghan foreign minister meets …

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News Roundup 3 May – 9 May

DR Congo military takes eastern provinces from armed groups Niger: New Government Should Investigate Massacres Fighters of breakaway Muslim group storm southern Philippine town Iran-backed PMFs are destabilising Iraq’s disputed regions Nearly 8 years on, ‘gaps, inconsistencies, discrepancies’ remain over Syria chemical weapons declaration Former LRA leader, ex-child soldier, sentenced to 25 years in prison …

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News Roundup – 8 September 2014

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein delivers his first speech as High Commissioner for Human Rights at the opening of the Human Rights Council’s 27th session. Staying strong: key components and positive precedent for Convention on Cluster Munitions Legislation (see here for report). US Senate’s forthcoming ‘Torture Report’: Al Qaida suspects were brought to the ‘point of death’ …

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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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News Roundup – 17 June 2014

Pillay welcomes appointment of new human rights chief.  Taliban commander in Bergdahl swap should be prosecuted for war crimes.  Interesting podcast with Victoria Fontan on ISIS in Iraq.  Iraq widens internet blocks to disable insurgent communication.  Pillay condemns series of “cold-blooded executions” in Iraq.  United Nations World Food Programme: Our Mandate is Held Hostage by …

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News Roundup – 20 February 2014

New report from OHCHR on Syria: Living under Siege. United States Peace Institute Report: Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan.  Unnoticed Pakistan conflict quietly shatters lives.  Libya to compensate women raped during 2011 uprising.  Arms fuel sectarian insurgent violence in Nigeria.  Mali’s northern fighters agree to confine their fighters.  South Sudan: army accuses unnamed foreign force …

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News Roundup – 9 July 2013

“Victims now have a voice”: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay commemorates International Criminal Justice Day. Osama Bin Laden report: Details revealed of 36-minute raid by US under noses of Pakistan’s military. Syria opposition government head Ghassan Hitto resigns.   Car bomb rocks South Beiruit suburbs. Secure the Sahara, if you can. Central African …

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News Roundup – 6 May 2013

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights seeking nominations for 2013 human rights prize.  A homemade style of terror: jihadists push new tactics.  Syria crisis: UN’s Del Ponte says evidence rebels ‘used sarin’.  M23 rebels in DRC prepare for battle with new UN force.  Two Malian soldiers killed in suicide attack near Gao.  Kenyan Mau Mau …

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News Roundup – 16 April 2013

The ICRC shares share 150 years of its humanitarian history by putting part of its archives online. More than 500 documents (photos, audio records, and excerpts of films, papers and books) are available in the Archive Room, and may be downloaded for free. Assad’s forces break rebel blockade in Northern Syria. Nigerian Christian group threatens retaliation over Islamist …

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