News Roundup – 9 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.

Afghanistan risks US fury over ‘Taliban’ prisoner releases. 

Syrian rebels deal Al-Qaida linked group a reversal. 

Grim sequel to Iraq’s war. 

HRW: Iraq: protect Anbar residents from abuses. 

Stop targeting civilians, ICRC Head tells South Sudan warring factions. 

South Sudan’s army advances on rebel cities. 

Joseph Kony’s child army and the ivory trade that pays its bills. 

EU weighs sending military force to CAR. 

CAR leader faces pressure to quit, amid bloodshed. 

Thailand’s Southern insurgency turns up the heat. 

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