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News Roundup – 18 April 2014

April 19, 2014

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation

Unprecedented wave of terror divides Nigerians

Nigeria Fears Captive Girls Will Be Held as Sex Slaves

UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

Separatist Leader Vows to Ignore Deal Reached on Ukraine

Ukraine accepts ICC jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014

Detention of Taliban commander by UAE disrupts Afghan peace talks

Can the Taliban make a comeback?

News Roundup – 17 April 2014

April 17, 2014

Fears in Cameroon of Boko Haram recruitment

Fate of 115 Abducted Nigerian Girls Unknown

South Sudan attack on UN base leaves dozens injured

Ukrainian Forces Kill 3 Pro-Russian Demonstrators

India struggles with rebel threats during election

Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe

Civilian Wounded in Papua Border Shooting

News Roundup – 15-16 April 2014

April 16, 2014

Human Rights Watch: Escalating Communal Violence in Nigeria

Closing arguments in al-Sweady inquiry: according to claimants ‘British soldiers violated Geneva conventions’

ICTY trial chamber rejects Mladić’s request for half-way acquittal

Congo militia leader ‘Morgan’ surrenders according to DRC government

South Sudan conflict: Pro-Machar forces ‘seize’ Bentiu

UN Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria

How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria

As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels look for exit or prepare for final fight

Germany sees ‘signs’ Russia backing militias in Ukraine

Violence data show spike during Afghan presidential election

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes

MILF Rebel leader cautions Philippine army

News Roundup – 14 April 2014

April 14, 2014

Nigerian Police: At Least 71 Dead In Abuja Bus Station Blast

Militants Kill 217 People in Borno, according to Nigerian senator

Libyan PM quits after armed attack on his family

Human Rights Watch on the start of the trial of Libyan former-government officials Libya’s Justice Pandemonium and Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials. See also Gaddafi sons’ war crimes trial begins in Libya amid security fears

Darfur rebel says peacekeepers turning blind eye to new violence

Syrian Opposition Says It Has Evidence Of Chlorine Gas Attack In Kfar Zeita

Ukraine’s Interim Leader Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers and Ukraine’s east braces for military operation

On the remembrance day of the Al-Anfal campaign, Iraqi Kurds press states to recognise genocide

Iraq insurgents use water as weapon after seizing dam

CIA’s Pakistan drone strikes said to be carried out by regular US air force personnel

Four die in rebel attack in Indian Kashmir

2 Aby Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid

News Roundup – 11 April 2014

April 11, 2014

French forces find weapons cache in northern Mali

BBC broadcast: Central African Republic – A Road Through Hatred

DRC Military Offensives Reduces Number of Armed Groups

New report by International Crisis Group: “South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name” (report, summary and press release)

Human Rights Watch: Kosovo should Approve Special Court for Serious Abuses

Warily, Jordan Assists Rebels in Syrian War

Syrian Rebels Appear to Have a New Type of U.S.-made Anti-Tank Weapon

Syria death toll rises from rebel infighting

Pakistan Taliban infighting claims lives

Suspected Rebels Kill 2 Indian Soldiers

Sri Lanka says it killed 3 trying to revive rebels

Podcast of International Peace Institute/MSF discussion “Is Humanitarian Law Still Fit for Purpose?” (with Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Hansjoerg Strohmeyer and Gabor Rona)

News Roundup – 10 April 2014

April 10, 2014

UN to Send Peacekeepers to Central African Republic

Fighting an invisible enemy in DRC

UN: Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo

Darfur violence: ‘UN troops failed to stop attacks’

UN human rights chief: Syria government abuses ‘far outweigh’ rebels

From the ICTR to the ICC: Sobering Up on Justice


News Roundup – 9 April 2014

April 9, 2014

Part 2 in the new series of blogposts on the Intercross blog examining the Authorization for the Use of Military Force: The AUMF and IHL at the inflection point. Professor Bobby Chesney, shares his views on the relationship between the AUMF and IHL, and what legal constraints would govern US military operations if the AUMF were repealed.

Amnesty International publishes second edition of ‘Fair Trial Manual‘.

Colombia’s victims of conflict ‘a priority’ for the State. 

Yemen: responding to growing needs amidst deteriorating security. 

Syria: Ban condemns spiralling violence, urges warring parties to halt conflict ‘now’. 

France agrees to evacuate Muslims from Central African Republic when protection isn’t possible and they want to flee

Myanmar government, ethnic groups agree on first draft nationwide ceasefire pact. 

Sri Lanka accused of mistreating women it suspects of Tamil Tiger links. 


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