News Roundup – 5 January 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. 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. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Syrian rebels launch fierce offensive against Al-Qaida fighters. 

US rules out military aid to Iraqi forces in fight against Al-Qaida in Falluja.

Iraq violence: PM urges Fallujah to oust militants. 

South Sudan ex-Vice President backs agreement to end violence. 

Seven die in Cameroon clash between army and CAR gunmen. 

ICC investigators tapped Bemba and his lawyers’ phonecalls. 

and some stories you may have missed over the break….

The worries of a Syrian rebel commander. 

Boko Haram leader vows to continue violence. 

‘They came to kill’: escalating atrocities in the CAR (see here for HRW report).

DRC arrests rebel leader accused of war crimes. 

DRC ‘repulses’ TV, airport and army base attacks. 

Pillay welcomes Supreme Court ruling against amnesty for serious crimes in Nepal. 

Thailand sees over 5,900 killed in over decade long insurgency. 

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