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News Roundup – 27th Feb – 5th March 2018

ISIS supporter tried to recruit 55 children for attacks in London How to keep armed groups from using land mines Jihadists form ‘Guardians of the Religion’ organisation in Syria Eastern Ghouta residents ‘mock’ ceasefire as killing continues Where is al-Qaeda in Syria? Syria’s ex-Qaeda vies with rivals over control of northwest Syria The Rise of …

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Breaking: Arrest of wife of Charles Taylor in London for war crimes

Today British police charged Agnes Taylor with torture for her alleged involvement with atrocities committed by Charles Taylor’s rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), during the first Liberian Civil War. Charles Taylor, who brought civil war to Liberia with the NPFL’s invasion in 1989 and who was President of Liberia from 1997-2003, was …

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News Roundup – 27 February 2015

We must not fail in Gaza, say UN agencies, joining global call for action.  If M15 sticks to outdated tactics Emwazi won’t be the last British security fail.  Kurdish fighters rout ISIS militants from town near Iraq.  UN laments IS statue-smashing ‘war crimes’.  Iraq’s minorities since the fall of Mosul.  Ngudjolo Chui case: ICC Appeals …

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News Roundup – 4/5 December 2014

International Criminal Court to keep ‘close watch’ on Colombia peace process.  Just Security: ICC’s examination of US treatment of detainees takes shape. Soldier deaths inquest: soldiers should have been warned about Taliban activity in area.  Chechan man accused of fighting in Syria, should be acquitted relatives say. War crimes in Syria, a missed opportunity for …

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News Roundup – 1 December 2014

The politics of impunity little impacted by the ICC.  ICRC, citing multiple crises, plans record spending.  Colombian peace talks to resume after FARC frees hostage General.  IS videos, terrorism through images, says Hollande.  Syria army kills dozens of rebels.  Islamic State suffers heavy losses in Kobani, Raqqa.  ICC Appeals Chamber confirms verdict and sentence against …

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News Roundup – 22 October 2014

British drone operators could be breaking international law, says former GCHQ chief.  New report: Security impact of drones: challenges and opportunities for the UK.  Yemen’s Southerners see hope in Houthis rise.  ISIS claims that it has US airdrop of weapons.  New freedoms in Tunisia drive support for ISIS.  Iraq divided: the fight against ISIL.  My …

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News Roundup – 1 October 2014

Colombian rebel group apologizes for killing oil workers UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate U.N. to Talk With Libyan Militias as Next Step in Peace Process Fractured mosaic of North Africa’s militant groups Documentary: A quest to capture conflict, beauty in Congo Ukrainian troops killed by rebel shelling Deaths in renewed Donetsk fighting Children …

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News Roundup – 17 September 2014

ECtHR Judgment in Hassan v UK (on IHL and IHRL in times of IAC). On EJILTalk, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne provides a first review of this important ruling. Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college Libya could become another Syria, warns foreign minister conference Shiite Militias Pose Challenge for U.S. in Iraq Yemen clashes escalate as …

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