News Roundup – 27-28 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.

MSF on One Year in CAR: Gunshot Wounds, Ghost Villages, People Fleeing For Their Lives

Libyan warplanes reportedly strike Islamist militias in Benghazi

Libyan Islamists to U.S.: Don’t interfere or face worse than Iraq

Libya militia stole US weapons in raid

UN Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission in South Sudan

More than 50 rebels killed as new Ukraine leader unleashes assault

International Crisis Group report “Lebanon’s Hizbollah Turns Eastward to Syria” (press release, report, summary)

Hezbollah Commander Wanted by FBI Killed in Syria

US May Decide to Train Syrian Rebels

Human organisations call on Syrian armed group to free prominent rights defenders

Human Rights Watch: Iraqi Government Attacking Fallujah Hospital

Threat of disease in Iraq villages flooded by militants

Key faction of Pakistani Taliban splits from group

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