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News Roundup – 8 December 2015

December 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’.

Opening address by the ICRC President Peter Maurer at 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. 

Syrian opposition groups discuss peace push. 

Syrian rebel group (Levant Front) lines up captive ISIS fighters in mock execution, and then jails them instead. 

Amnesty International Report: ‘Islamic State’ atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading. 

US seeks to avoid ground war welcomed by IS. 

Jordan: Syrians held in desert face crisis. 

Gunfire erupts in CAR after poll candidates announced. 

CAR peacekeepers interrogated in sexual abuse inquiry. 

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