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News Roundup – 7 May 2014

May 7, 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’.

Opinio Juris post on ‘threshold of international humanitarian law’: No, the attack on the USS Cold did not take place in Armed Conflict. 

Syria rebels begin evacuating Homs. 

UN rights office warns Boko Haram over ‘sale’ of Nigerian schoolgirls, as new kidnappings reported. 

Girls’ abductions a last straw for Nigerians: government needs to get serious in protecting residents. 

Nigeria abducted school girls: police reward offered. 

Satellite images from CAR, reveal systematic destruction of Muslim neighbourhoods. 

Al Jazeera interactive on CAR: the war across the river. 

South Sudan fighting rages as Kerry appeals to rebel leader. 

International Crisis Group video series on the crisis in South Sudan. 


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