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News Roundup – 10-14 August 2015

August 14, 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’.

Peru dismantles Shining Path column. 

Lawfare blog: when cubs become lions: the future of ISIS child soldiers.

Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds? 

Amnesty International report: Fresh evidence of atrocities underscores need for impartial investigation into Turkish airstrikes in Kandil mountains. 

Al-Qaida withdrawal raises Syria safe zone hopes. 

Powerful Islamist group backs IS-free Syria zone. 

Islamic State and rival Islamists clash in Libya, 17 killed. 

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have new leader. 

UN agency assists Nigeria’s neighbours as escalating violence sparks waves of refugees. 

Three Malian soldiers killed in landmine explosion. 

DRC: ethnic militias kill civilians in Katanga. 

Will ICC judges grant Lubanga early release? 

South Sudanese top rebel commander plays down fears of disintegration within its top leadership. 

Sri Lanka between elections. 

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