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News Roundup – 3 July 2014

July 3, 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’.

Colombia’s biggest coal companies dodge specifics over ‘payment to armed groups’ claims. 

Three leaders of Peru’s Shining Path rebel group charged in New York. 

How ISIS came to control large parts of Syria and Iraq. 

Islamic State seizes key Syrian oil field. 

120 Libyan rebels charter plane to Sarajevo to watch a movie. 

Nigeria: struggle to survive for victims of conflict and violence. 

Al-Shabaab kills Somali MP in Mogadishu. 

Ugandan rebel group ADF remains a mystery 20 years on. 

Eastern Ukraine: Q&A about the laws of war. 

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