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News Roundup – 22 September 2014

September 22, 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’.

HRW Report: Lessons from specialized war crimes units in France, Germany and the Netherlands (see here for report).

Small Arms Survey Report: Searching for Stability: Perceptions of Security, Justice, and Firearms in Libya (see here for report).

Chatham House Event: Reporting undercover in Syria (transcript of interview and Q&A)

Syrian Kurdish fighters halt Islamic State advance near Kobani.

Yemen rebels raid army  commander’s house hours after peace deal.

This interactive site will help you understand what’s happening in South Sudan.

ICTJ Study on Nepal finds conflict victims continue to have acute needs: calls for comprehensive reparations (see here for report).

Ukraine to pull back artillery in east.

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