THE WAR REPORT: ARMED CONFLICTS IN 2017

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has produced a report which says that, in 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law.  The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years.  The analysis highlights 2 salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors (ANSA) and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.  It reports that the 55 armed conflicts occurred in 29 states and territories: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Eritrea, Georgia, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Western Sahara and Yemen.  It also details belligerent occupations that continue in parts of 10 states and territories: Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Eritrea, Georgia, Lebanon, Moldova, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine and Western Sahara.

https://www.geneva-academy.ch/news/detail/116-the-war-report-armed-conflicts-in-2017

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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