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News Roundup – 23 April 2014

April 23, 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law and international human rights. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. Katharine has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and she is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog. She has recently started a 3-year NWO-Veni research project called ‘Dangerous Liaisons: civilian agency, armed groups and international law’.

Part III on the series examining the future of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force on the Intercross Blog: the domestic law implications of repealing the AUMF.

ONE ON ONE: Luis Moreno Ocampo on Syria and war crimes.

Syria: UN chiefs make impassioned plea to save besieged civilians.

‘Massive and unprecedented’ US drone strikes in Yemen in pursuit of Al-Qaida lead to retaliatory assassinations of four Yemeni security officers.

Mali group says French hostage dead.

Boko Haram will continue to rampage while Nigeria tackles accountability.

African troops capture junior LRA commander.

‘My healing has begun’: Uganda votes to provide gender-sensitive reparations fund.

Uganda says Islamist rebel leader has fled eastern Congo.

South Sudan leader rejects massacre claims.

South Sudan: Ethnic killings spiralling.

 

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