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News Roundup – 27-31 July 2015

July 31, 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’.

UK Court invalidates British Forces’ Afghan detention programme (Serdar Mohammed v Ministry of Defence)

Colombia suspends raids on FARC camps after rebel truce. 

New report by UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson on life under ISIL-controlled areas (see here for report).

Who’s who in the fight against ISIL in northern Syria. 

Al-Qaida linked rebels in Syria capture head of US-trained rebel group.

Turkey versus Islamic State versus the Kurds.  

Turkish jets launch heaviest strikes on Kurdish rebels yet.

Taliban officially announces death of Mullah Omar. 

Condemning Boko Haram violence, UN Security Council urges regional efforts to counter ongoing attacks. 

HRW: Thailand: Insurgents target Buddhist monks. 

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