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News Roundup – 16 July 2014

July 16, 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’.

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids in Gaza. 

Israel/ Palestine: Unlawful Israeli airstrikes kills civilians. 

In Raqqa, an all female ISIS brigade cracks down on local women. 

Libya is crippled in fighting by militias. 

Mali, armed groups to hold peacetalks in Algeria, Wednesday. 

Retrospective mortality study in CAR reveals massive levels of death due to violence against Muslims during peak of conflict (see here for report).

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