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News Roundup – 3 November 2014

November 3, 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’.

FARC denies having committed war crimes against civilians.

Islamic State says it has seized second gas field in Syria.

Security Council condemns murder of Sunni tribesmen in Anbar.

The roots of the Islamic State’s appeal. 

Who is the angel of Kobane?

Syrian rebels armed and trained by US surrender to Al-Qaida.

US plan for proxy army to fight ISIS suffers setback.

Hundred’s flee Libya’s Benghazi.

Nearly 25 million people food insecure in the Sahel.

Alienating Sinai, no answer to terrorism.

Nigeria’s Shias in Potiskum hit by ‘suicide attack’.

Beyond ‘rebels’ and ‘terrorists’: on the Chibok girls and post 9/11 militarism.

CAR: the search for justice.

Conflict Alert: Looming Military Offensives in South Sudan.

Thailand promises peace within a year in insurgency hit South.

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