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News Roundup – 20 May 2014

May 20, 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’.

Nearly 60 States back referral of Syria conflict to the ICC. 

Aleppo’s most wanted man – the rebel leader behind tunnel bombs. 

Syrian fighting gives Hezbollah new but diffuse purpose.

Nigerian city rocked by deadly twin blasts. 

ECOWAS why we must crush Boko Haram. 

Redress Q&A on the appeal in the Lubanga case. 

Sudan: continued suspension of ICRC activities has severe humanitarian impact. 

Rape and war in South Sudan. 

How young Sri Lankans see peace. 

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