News Roundup – 8 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.

Center for Strategic and International Studies Report: Iraq in Crisis (click here for pdf of full report).

Syria’s war within war, as insurgent forces fight for supremacy. 

Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners. 

Libya’s autonomy groups vow to sell oil from seized ports, challenges Tripoli. 

Reports: CAR leader preparing to step down. 

Central African Republic president to step down. 

DRC’s Lumbumbashi hit by clashes. 

South Sudan’s Bentui city residents flee government advance. 

Interactive: Russia’s armed groups. 

Philippines to strengthen special forces unit. 

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