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News Roundup – 9 April 2015

April 9, 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’.

ICC Prosecutor says ISIS is outside ICC’s jurisdiction. 

ISIS releases over 200 Iraqi Yazidis. 

Women, violence and conflict in Pakistan. 

Human Rights Council calls for the investigation of the atrocities committed by Boko Haram. 

Oil rich delta poses first test for Nigeria’s new leader. 

Reparative justice after the Lubanga Appeals Judgment on Principles and Procedures of Reparation. 

Rival CAR groups sign ceasefire. 

Rwandan rebel group kills 10 soldiers in deadly ambush. 

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