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News Roundup – 17 June 2014

June 17, 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’.

Pillay welcomes appointment of new human rights chief. 

Taliban commander in Bergdahl swap should be prosecuted for war crimes. 

Interesting podcast with Victoria Fontan on ISIS in Iraq. 

Iraq widens internet blocks to disable insurgent communication. 

Pillay condemns series of “cold-blooded executions” in Iraq. 

United Nations World Food Programme: Our Mandate is Held Hostage by a Political Conflict.

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syria. 

Syrian army crushes rebel push near Turkish border. 

Mali armed groups say that they agree to a peace deal. 

International Crisis Group report: Central African Crisis: From Predation to Stabilisation. 

The life and crimes of Bosco Ntaganda. 

Spain and Germany arrest eleven for alleged recruiting for ISIL terror group. 

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