News Roundup – 20 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.

FARC appeals for rebel leaders release from US prison. 

Evidence of ‘industrial scale’ killing by Syria spurs call for war crimes charge. 

Jihadi group urges end to Syrian rebel infighting. 

Statement from Zawahiri’s representative shows Syrian rebel group tied to Al-Qaida. 

Syrian opposition to join peace talks with Assad officials. 

Islamist militants strengthen grip on Iraq’s Fallujah. 

Egypt says key Sinai insurgency leader killed by troops. 

Fresh fighting in CAR. 

UN: Over 6,000 child soldiers may be involved in CAR fighting. 

Civilians deliberately targeted in large-scale killings in Central African Republic. 

UN urges stronger response to ‘crisis of epic proportions’ in Central African Republic. 

Philippine government troops gains fight against insurgents in 2013: military. 

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