women and armed conflict

News Roundup – 29 June 2015

Polisario Front becomes ‘party to Geneva Conventions’.  Women in armed groups are more than just an exotic novelty.  FARC slams Colombian government for causing environmental destruction.  We need an ICJ ruling on Syria.  Tanzanian court orders extradition of Islamic rebel leader to Uganda.  South Sudan President and rebel leader hold direct talks in Kenya. 

News Roundup – 2 December 2014

The Prosecutor of the ICC issues her Annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (see report here). Just Security: Drone courts: the wrong solution to the wrong problem.  Small arms: a disproportionate impact on women.  Colombian general freed from the FARC resigns his post.  Taliban insurgents set their sights on Kabul.  ‘Hell is never far away’, …

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News Roundup – 28 October 2014

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives Amnesty International: Fear and Loathing in Bangui (CAR) Machete-armed locals patrol cities after Beni (DRC) massacre Lebanon’s once-mighty Hezbollah is facing attacks in Syria — and also at home Lebanon army back in control of Tripoli Iraqi Kurds gather forces to aid embattled …

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News Roundup – 31 July 2014

Emerging voices: the rights of women in armed conflict.  FARC rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’.  FARC battering Afro-Colombian areas.  Pillay attacks on civilians in Gaza.  Gaza UN shelter attack ‘totally unacceptable’ – White House.  Syrian city of Homs shows signs of life amidst moonscape of destruction.  Benghazi falls to Al-Qaida linked rebels.  …

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News Roundup – 4 July 2014

Three-part interview with Al-Hayat, former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, talks about the reasons behind the failure of his mission, saying that he faced criticism from both the regime and the opposition: Part I: Geneva I comminiqué was superficial.  Part II: Ending Syria crisis ‘in hands of international community’.  Part III: …

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News Roundup – 24 October 2013

UK Supreme Court considers definition of terrorism.  Geneva Call’s President receives France’s highest distinction.  Colombia FARC launches website of its female members.  UN and French forces in large scale operation in Mali.  Congolese peacetalks stall over insult to President Kabila.  British links to Al-Shabaab established.  UN chief voices concern at escalation of violence in Mozambique. 

News Roundup – 20 September 2012

Colombian rebel says no deadline for peace talks. US in Afghanistan: opinion divided over suspension of joint operations. Pakistan must pressure Taliban, Former US envoy says. Syrian conflict: Jihadis man front lines. Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Turkey. Sudan: US Special Envoy meets with Darfur rebel groups and SRF. UN backs naming and shaming …

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