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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part II Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Armed conflicts in Colombia in 2014

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 July 2019

Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerence — Belligerents — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Humanitarian intervention — Peace treaties — Armed forces

This chapter describes the ongoing armed conflicts in Colombia between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). It provides key casualty data gathered by the National Victim's Unit, the Dirección para la Acción Integral contra Minas Antipersonal, and local and international media outlets. All parties to the conflicts are bound by customary international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law, as Columbia is bound to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and other international treaties. The nation has endured the world's longest running civil war, with the government battling several-left wing groups for more than half a century. In 2014, it was reported that 235 FARC and 41 ELN guerrillas had been killed between January and November 2014. Fortunately, this seems to be a decrease of the number of casualties as compared to previous years as work on establishing peace progresses.

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