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News Roundup – 9 December 2015

December 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’.

UN Security Council drafts first ever resolution on youth, peace and security. 

UN panel on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (LIVEstream here now)

Life under ISIS rule in Raqqa and Mosul: we are living in a giant prison. 

Civilians pay for fuel strikes on Islamic State. 

Syrian rebels leave Homs under rare ceasefire deal. 

Americans drawn to ISIS find warm welcome online. 

New report from OHCHR in Ukraine: 16th August 2015-15th November 2015

Armed groups pose ‘critical threat’ to stability in Central Africa, UN envoy tells Security Council. 

Legal clinics bring justice and rehabilitation to victims of sexual violence in DRC. 

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