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News Roundup – 8 April 2015

April 8, 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’.

Statement by the Prosecutor of the ICC on the alleged crimes by ISIS. 

A sledgehammer to civilisation: Islamic State’s war on culture. 

US steps up arms for Saudi led coalition campaign in Yemen. 

HRW: Q & A on the conflict in Yemen. 

Trapped civilians more desperate than ever amid fighting in Yarmouk camp, warns UN chief. 

Myanmar government and armed groups draft historic ceasefire agreement. 

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