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News Roundup – 2 June 2014

June 2, 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’.

Crisis Group: June Crisis Watch. 

Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob: ‘I’m a father who wants his son back’ – video. 

Libyan jets bomb rebel bases in Benghazi. 

Open wounds: torture and ill-treatment in Syria (see here for OHCHR report).

Failure to refer Syria to the international criminal court opens door to more atrocities, UN experts warn. 

Nigerian police ban protests about kidnapped girls. 

Strengthening rule of law key to ending crises in South Sudan and CAR. 

CAR: peacekeepers tied to abuse. 

Church official blames UN peacekeepers for failing to stop church massacre. 

CAR leader denounces plot, peacekeepers kill 2. 

Ukraine: Rebel leader says his men are holding OSCE observers. 

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