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News Roundup – 5 November 2014

November 5, 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’.

UK’s first ICC judge attacks proposed restructuring of international court. 

Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in Gaza. 

US urged to escalate its war in Syria to save rebel allies. 

Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Central African Republic: U.N. panel. 

Kenya: oil behind Turkana fight says leaders. 

Details of a massacre within rebel held eastern Ukraine. 

Dutch PM says thorough independent probe needed for downed flight MH17. 

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