Mexico, two persons walk in th street at night IHL Talks

Armed gang violence: at the crossroad between armed conflict and law enforcement?

13 December 2017, 12:00-14:00

This IHL Talk will address the political, sociological and legal dimensions of the issue of armed gang violence in Latin America, notably in Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia.

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Gang Violence in Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador

12 December 2017

Our new publication Gang Violence in Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador analyses three case studies of countries – Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador – that have stood out for their elevated rate of violence, violent homicides and criminal activities linked to confrontations between state forces and armed gangs or between armed gangs themselves.

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Myanmar: A Battle for Recognition

4 December 2017

Our new publication Myanmar: A Battle for Recognition provides an overview of the subnational tensions and armed violence in the country and focuses on the latest developments and escalation of violence in Rakhine state where the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) are opposed to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

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Peru, Huancasancos. A military helicopter allegedly shot down during the conflict in the early nineties.

Armed Conflict

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Liberia, Monrovia, Central Prison. A detainee, September 2011

Human Rights Protection

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Yemen, Sana'a. Children seeking water, May 2015

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Peru, Ayacucho. 78 victims received the mortal remains of their beloved who went missing before taking them to their village for a decent burial. Men and women are carrying the coffins of their beloved ones.

Transitional Justice

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Al Mahdi case: accused makes an admission of guilt at trial opening, August 2016

International Criminal Justice

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Colombia, Nariño, Municipio Roberto Payán, Negrito. Children are playing with fake guns.

Weapons Law

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Yemen, Pictures of the situation in the North Yemen where MSF has been assist population who is living under the bombardment of the Saudi coalition.

Law and Security

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Human Rights Council, 31st Session, General view of the room XX and delegates during of the High Level Segment, 29 February 29, 2016.

UN Human Rights Mechanisms

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