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Armed Opposition Groups and Shared Responsibility

Veronika Bílková

Modern armed conflicts are characterised by numerous interactions between armed opposition groups and other actors (states, international organisations, other non-state actors etc.). Some of these interactions result in harmful outcomes that cannot be easily attributed to a single actor. Issues … Read more


Re-Reading Vitoria: Re-Conceptualising the Responsibility of Rebel Movements

Kathryn Greenman

This article begins with an analysis of the concept of responsibility elaborated in the jurisprudence of Francisco de Vitoria. It is argued that Vitoria’s concept of responsibility plays a central role in his construction of an international legal framework for … Read more

3 November 2014

UNSC: ISIL must be defeated by common effort amongst governments and institutions

The UN Security Council strongly condemned the kidnapping and murder by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists of ‘scores’ of Sunni tribesmen whose bodies were found in mass graves in Anbar province, and once again urged the world to unite in a ‘common effort’ to defeat the group and ‘stamp out’ the violence and hatred it espouses. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Security Council condemns ISIL's murder of Sunni tribesmen in Anbar

21 August 2014

Security Council approved sanctions against militants in Iraq and Syria

Expressing its ‘gravest concern’ that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the UN Security Council placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and threatened measures against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to them. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria
Source: UN News Centre | UNSC | SC/11520 | Security Council Adopts Resolution 2170 (2014) Condemning Gross, Widespread Abuse Of Human Rights by Extremist Groups in Iraq, Syria | 15 August 2014

1 August 2014

‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria; all parties urged to uphold their obligations under humanitarian law

Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, warned that attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue ‘in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of … international law’. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | ‘Flagrant’ violations of international law continue in Syria, top UN relief official warns

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