News Roundup – 8 May 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.

Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel, in Syria. 

Iraq’s oil police versus the rebel saboteurs. 

In wake of abductions, Ban to send high level envoy to Nigeria to discuss UN support. 

Abduction of girls an act not even Al-Qaida can condone. 

Explaining Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamic insurgency: Waging war in Nigeria, and seeking new battlegrounds. 

Islamic militant attack in Nigeria kills hundreds. 

French troops kill gunmen in heavy CAR clashes. 

RCA: qui sont les rebelles qu’ont affrontés les militaires français?

UN: Warlord Kony hiding in South Sudan enclave (see here for Secretary General’s report on LRA’s activities).

No, Joseph Kony wasn’t just killed by seal team 6. 

Gross human rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan conflict, UN report finds (see here for report).

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