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[14 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
On the Applicability and Obligation of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (IHL/HR) to Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs)

A contribution for the Operational Law Seminar sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Foundation Manila
June 5, 2013
Manila, Philippines
Political Consultant for the GRP-RPM-M Peace Talks
An Overview
The majority of armed conflicts today, occurs within the states and involves one or more non-state armed groups (NSAGs).
In 2005 Human Security Reports only 2 inter-state conflicts had been quantified, 26 civil wars involving at least one non-state actor and 30 internal conflicts between non-state actors.  In the said reports, it stated that there are 176 armed groups in 64 countries worldwide but two …

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
A critique of the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro (FAB) between the government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

The formal signing of the Final Peace Agreement (FPA) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in September 2, 1996 had bought in so much joy, optimism and new hope to so many people.  It had shown a picture of reaching and finally “seeing the long awaited light at the end of the tunnel”.  The Organization of the Islamic Countries (OICs) had hilariously celebrated the signing of the FPA for it had a direct hand and even a very …

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[9 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
“The democratic content in self-determination struggles must be safeguarded”

Anzelmo Guerrero, a central leader of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Mindanao (Revolutionary Workers Party-Mindanao) spoke to B. Skanthakumar in Manila in late April 2012. The interview focused on the application of the right to self-determination by revolutionary Marxists in the specific context of Mindanao.