News Roundup – 5 June 2014

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

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.

Pakistani Taliban faction revokes peace pact. 

Rising levels of violence in Syria resulting in growing humanitarian needs. 

Maiduguri ‘preachers’ kill dozens. 

Boko Haram killed hundreds in north-east Nigeria, witnesses say. 

Mali sends peace envoy to Mauritania to talks with armed groups. 

HRW calls on government authorities and international peacekeepers to let Muslims seek safety.

South Sudan rebel leader confident about political settlement. 

Rwanda ‘protecting’ M23 DRC rebels. 

Villages petition all Karen armed groups to unite under one force. 

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