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News Roundup – 20 June 2014

June 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’.

Extremist groups in Iraq threaten regional war, UN panel warns. 

Iraq troops mass for offensive against rebels. 

US troops head to Iraq as insurgents gain ground. 

Iraqi PM sacks security chiefs after failure to halt ISIS insurgents. 

UNICEF report details widespread child abuse by armed groups in Yemen. 

UN to use spying drones in Northern Mali. 

UN calls for immediate dialogue on Mali. 

Kenyans urged to watch World Cup football matches at home. 

MONUSCO highlights 25 cases of children recruited by armed groups in DRC. 


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