News Roundup – 12-13 May 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.

Boko Haram demands release of fighters for girls and Government hints at prisoner swap deal

Chad closes border with CAR due to violence

UN says Joseph Kony’s whereabouts known

South Sudan’s army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire

UN chief calls for tribunal on S Sudan crimes

U.N. May Refer Syria Conflict to War Crimes Court, see here for France’s draft resolution

The ICC may not bring justice to Syria’

Human Rights Watch: “Strong Evidence Syrian Government Used Chemicals as a Weapon”

Syria’s war economies add fuel to the conflict

Multiple car bomb blasts across Baghdad

Gunmen storm Iraqi military barracks, killing 20

Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, re-opens the preliminary examination of the situation in Iraq

Qaeda Affiliate Steps Up Video Propaganda Push

Yemen’s war against al-Qaeda

International Crisis Group report: “Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition” (report, press release and summary)

Rebel-Set Land Mine Kills Seven Police Officers in India

UN weighs laws for future ‘killer robots’

Ní Aoláin at Just Security: Assessing Serdar Mohammed through the Prism of Derogation and Detention

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