News Roundup – 12 February 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Al-Qaeda’s expulsion of Islamist group in Syria prompts U.S. debate

Protection of Civilians – 2014 ICRC statement to the UN Security Council

New Amnesty International report on CAR: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings in the Central African Republic (report and press release)

On the same issue, Human Rights Watch: Muslims Forced to Flee in CAR

Extremists attack northeast Nigerian town, kill 39

South Sudan rebels withdraw threat to boycott peace talks

Kenyan court charges 70 people with being members of al-Shabaab

Syrian planes pound rebel town near Lebanon border

Aid and evacuations continue in Homs

UN: Violence in Iraq’s Anbar province displaces 300,000

Pakistan militants kill nine anti-Taliban militia members in Peshawar

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