News Roundup – 25-26 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.

International Crisis Group report: “Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks” (report, summary and recommendations and press release)

Boko Haram kills 59 children at Nigerian boarding school

‘Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Urges Boko Haram to Embrace Dialogue & End Attacks’

UN: Over 15,000 surrounded by armed groups in CAR

Human Rights Watch: Investigate Lethal Attack on Civilians in Sinai

Somalia’s al-Shabab: Striking like mosquitoes

Syrian armed groups set up joint base in Aleppo

Associated Press summary of rebel groups fighting in Syria

Conflict in Yemen’s north threatens political transition

Amnesty International: UN report on Sri Lanka must be call to action on international war crimes investigation. The link to the report in the Amnesty press release does not work, buts ee here for an advanced edited version of the report of the OHCHR, and here for the reaction by Sri Lanka’s permanent mission to the UN. See also Amnesty’s report (“Sri Lanka: Pressing for Justice”) on the matter.

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