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News Roundup – 5 May 2014

May 5, 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’.

Syrian rebel offensive encroaches on last chemical stockpile. 

Ceasefire in Syria’s Homs to allow rebel withdrawal. 

Thousands flee Syria rebel clashes. 

Amnesty: Nigeria – campaign of violence and abductions against civilians must end. 

The messy mission to find Joseph Kony. 

UN peacekeeping chief discusses ‘roll out’ of CAR mission. 

Navi Pillay mission to South Sudan: South Sudan leaders must bring the conflict to an end. 

South Sudan captures stronghold of rebels. 

South Sudan’s Kiir ready to meet rebel leader for peacetalks. 

Ukraine presses assault on rebels, with warning of ‘war’. 

Burma/Myanmar: reluctant armed groups agree to stay at the negotiating table. 

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