News Roundup – 3 June 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.

ICTJ announces 6th Intensive Course on Truth Commissions. 

Geneva Call’s Annual Report 2013 detailing its engagement with armed non state actors on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts.

Syria crisis: how is a presidential election possible?

On prosecuting Syrians for war crimes. 

Obama defends swap of Taliban for American P.O.W. 

US/ Taliban prisoner swap revives tentative hope for peace. 

Nigeria U-turn on schoolgirl rallies. 

Chibok girls plea for release in new video. 

No text messages allowed in CAR. 

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in DRC. 

DRC: UN and partners renew call for surrender of Rwandan rebel group. 



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