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News Roundup – 19 May 2014

May 19, 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 Guest post: detention in NIACs: a pledge in favour of the application of IHL. 

Colombia soul searches on peace and reconciliation ahead of election. 

Colombia and FARC agree on drug trade plan. 

Ban warns about targeting civilians, after armed groups cut off water supply in Aleppo. 

Pakistani Taliban vows fight for Sharia. 

Mali ‘at war’ with Tuareg rebels. 

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Kano suicide attack. 

A jihadist’s face taunts Nigeria from the shadows. 

Nigerian president faces increasing pressure over kidnapped school girls. 

100 million dollars required for M23 amnesty – minister. 

Uganda’s LRA rebel chief Kony promotes his son. 

UNICEF: Over 1,000 children released from armed groups in CAR this year. 


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