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News Roundup – 9 May 2014

May 9, 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’.

In its dealings on Syria, Security Council exposes its flaw. 

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Nigerian president: Kidnapping will mark the beginning of the end of terror. 

Nigeria abductions: warnings of school raid ‘ignored’. 

Nigeria: UN and African experts call for immediate release of abducted girls and accountability of perpetrators.

South Sudan rivals in Ethiopia for peacetalks. 

ICC team arrives on first mission to CAR. 

A meeting with Dutch FARC member, Tanja Nijmeijer. 


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