News Roundup – 15-16 April 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.

Human Rights Watch: Escalating Communal Violence in Nigeria

Closing arguments in al-Sweady inquiry: according to claimants ‘British soldiers violated Geneva conventions’

ICTY trial chamber rejects Mladi?’s request for half-way acquittal

Congo militia leader ‘Morgan’ surrenders according to DRC government

South Sudan conflict: Pro-Machar forces ‘seize’ Bentiu

UN Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria

How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria

As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels look for exit or prepare for final fight

Germany sees ‘signs’ Russia backing militias in Ukraine

Violence data show spike during Afghan presidential election

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes

MILF Rebel leader cautions Philippine army

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