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News Roundup – 17 July 2014

July 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’.

Breaking news on the Ukraine airlines jet crash…..

LIVE: Ukraine airliner crash updates. 

Malaysia airlines jet crashes in Eastern Ukraine. 

Malaysian airlines jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine. 

Reopening of Rafah crossing top priority for Hamas in ceasefire talks. 

British Jihadi’s threat to UK is exaggerated, says report. 

Recent turmoil in Libya could escalate quickly, threatening fledgling transition – UN envoy. 

Malian government eyes ‘compromise’ in peacetalks. 

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 2,053 civilians in six months. 

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan seeks $1bn to fight Boko Haram. 

Nigerian military spending analysis. 

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