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News Roundup – 19 August 2014

August 19, 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’.

New Small Arms Survey report on the acquisition and use of MANPADs by armed groups in Syria: Fire and Forget: the Proliferation of Man-portable Air Defence Systems in Syria.

Obama: realistic or rudderless on Syria?

Rockets from Gaza and Israeli response break ceasefire.  

Taliban launches major Afghan offensive. 

Kurds push to take Mosul dam as U.S. gains controversial guerilla ally. 

Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian soldiers mutiny over weapons. 

Suspected Boko Haram insurgent arrested with explosives at NAMA office. 

South Sudan rebel delegation arrives in Kampala. 

More than 100 children released from armed groups in CAR over past week. 

Ukraine convoy attack: bodies recovered in Luhansk. 

Uncovering Colombia’s systems of macro-criminality. 


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