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News Roundup – 13 February 2015

February 13, 2015

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’.

UN chief calls for fundamental re-think to prevent atrocities. 

FARC bans recruitment of child soldiers. 

Islamic State says its holding Israeli spy in Syria. 

UN warns of  ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigerian border. 

To catch a victim and a perpetrator: the ICC and Dominic Ongwen. 

DRC: Tackling recruitment by armed groups. 

Impunity in the DRC: One step forward, two steps backwards. 

Why South Sudan’s children are fighting again?

Sudan calls for international pressure for humanitarian access to rebel held areas. 

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