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News Roundup – 15 July 2014

July 15, 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’.

Brief lull in Gaza ends as Israel resumes attacks after rockets fly.

Why are Iraq’s politicians paralysed in the face of ISIS?

Iraqi army launches attack on Tikrit.

Sunni insurgents taking over Iraq are turning on eachother.

Abu Bakar Ba’asyir calls on Indonesian followers to support ISIL.

Afghan market bomb kills 89.

France to deploy troops across Africa’s Sahel region.

Chatham House Research Paper: Who Speaks for the North? Politics and Influence in Northern Nigeria.

Nigerian police ‘capture senior Boko Haram commander’.

Central African Republic: sectarian violence escalating.

Kenya: raiders stole guns from 6 reservists at Lamu mosque.

Ukraine conflict: jet bombs rebel-held town of Snizhne.

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