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News Roundup – 9 October 2014

October 9, 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’.

Is it a war? An armed conflict? Why words matter in the US fight against the Islamic State. 

ISIS air strikes limited without viable rebel force, says White House. 

Abdul Rahman Kassig: US hostage now a very dedicated Muslim. 

Scores dead in Yemen’s blasts. 

Fragile calm in Bangui has broken and fighting ongoing. 

UN peacekeepers face ‘biggest test’ to protect civilians amid worsening violence. 

Protracted armed conflict in eastern Ukraine takes its toll on civilians (see here for report).

Dispatches: the Ukraine ceasefire that wasn’t. 

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