News Roundup – 18 March 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.

UN strongly condemns deadly suicide attack in northern Afghanistan.

On the march with Assad’s army: ‘Unusually, the Syrian army took rebel prisoners. Ominously, I saw none’.

ISIS ‘executed detainees’ in Syria.

Al-Shabaab suicide attack on Somali hotel.

The CAR has become a nightmare for Muslims.

Navi Pillay to visit CAR from 18-20 March 2014.

A Tale of Two Soldiers: Mali’s Past Leaders Called to Account.

3 activists held in Sri Lanka, raising fears of a crackdown.

Joint statement by Amnesty International, Forum Asia, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group and the International Commission of Jurists: Sri Lanka – Free Prominent Human Rights Defenders

Chechen rebel leader Umarov ‘dead’.

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