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News Roundup – 7-13th May 2018

May 18, 2018

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’.

This is posted a bit late, but relates to the period above.

Prevent terrorists profiting from cross-border crime, urges UN Security Council

Rebels begin evacuation of Syria’s last besieged enclave

UK apologizes to Libyan ex-rebel and wife over role in 2004 rendition

Taliban overruns another district in the Afghan north

Why Are The Taliban Seeking Territory In Northern Afghanistan

Pakistani militants have created their own political party. Can it actually win votes?

Libya: Armed Group Detains Media Figures

Afghanistan: Insurgent Attacks on Civilians Escalate

Analysis: Islamic State ramps up attack claims in Somalia

Al Qaeda branch threatens attacks on Western companies in Africa

Sudan: Darfur Armed Groups Declare Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire

Death of Mozambique rebel leader shakes peace process           

ISIS claims its ‘soldiers’ are responsible for prison riot in Indonesia

Insurgents in Myanmar kill 19 in attack near China border: official

Myanmar’s northern offensive against rebels sparks youthful revolt

Colombia, ELN rebels say peace talks will be moved to Cuba

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