News Roundup – 27-28 March 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.

African force ‘declares war’ on Central Africa’s anti-balaka group

Siege on Capital’s Muslims in Central African Republic

New satellite picture report by the Sentinel Project: Bombed & Burned: Darfuri Civilians Flee East Jebel Marra En Masse

Uganda probes atrocities in LRA rebel war

Wanted warlord Kony hiding in CAR, says Uganda

Sectarian violence flares up in Lebanon’s Tripoli

UN warns of Syria spillover into Iraq

Among rebel fighters in Syria, an increasing number from Europe

U.N. launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

In the 26 March 2014 resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, the UN Human Rights Council requests the Office of the High Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission [2002-2009], and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability, with assistance from relevant experts and special procedures mandate holders.

Sri Lankans still searching for missing sons

Philippines and MILF rebel group sign landmark peace deal

Marco Milanovic here at EJILTalk on the Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations on the United States

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