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News Roundup – 18 December 2014

December 18, 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’.

Illegal armed groups recruited more than 100 Colombian child soldiers in 2014. 

EU court takes Hamas off terrorist organisations list. 

ICRC on BBC Hardtalk: Dealing with ISIS ‘very difficult’.

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants ‘kidnap 100 villagers’.

An LRA for everyone? Constructing knowledge of rebel groups (see full article here).

M23 ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp. 

Looming DRC offensive prompts “humanitarian fallout” fears.

International Crisis Group: DRC – ending the status quo. 

Child soldiers in Central African Republic more than doubled, says charity. 

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