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News Roundup – 29 August 2014

August 29, 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’.

Afghan mining law “could strengthen armed groups”. 

Syrian rebels surround Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights. 

Rebels in Syria capture border crossing with Israel. 

French leader calls Assad a ‘jihadist ally’. 

ISIS video shows ‘beheading’ of Kurdish fighter. 

Mali rebel factions agree to end hostilities ahead of September talks. 

NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebel tanks. 

Death toll in Ukraine conflict exceeds 2,200 says UN. 

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