News Roundup – 11-13 June 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.

How do you convince rebel groups to abide by laws on sexual violence?

Why we kill: Reviewing the political science research on the roots of violence

Colombia, Women Affected by Conflict are Agents of Social Change

For war-weary rebels, Colombia invites defections with comforts and kindness

Colombia and No. 2 rebel group (ELN) announce peace process

3 Malian groups say ready to talk peace

Haftar launches air strikes in west Benghazi

UN report ‘disputes’ genocide claims in CAR

Central African President asks for ICC investigation

Central African Republic clashes continue

Rwanda, DRC soldiers exchange fire

Human Rights Watch: Democratic Republic of Congo: Ending Impunity for Sexual Violence

Clans clash in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle

Ukrainian troops regain port city of Mariupol

At least 630 killed in jihadist offensive in Syria

Two more towns fall to armed fighters in Iraq

Volunteers flock to defend Baghdad as insurgents seize more Iraqi territory

Obama: US will send fresh help to beleaguered Iraq

Pakistani officials report the first U.S. drone strikes in six months

Drones hit Taliban hideouts in ‘joint Pakistan-U.S.’ raid, say officials

U.S. Drone Hits Pakistan for 2nd Time in 12 Hours

Pakistan clashes drive many into Afghanistan

Suspected leftist rebel leader yield to government in S. Philippines

Kenneth Anderson on Kimberley Trapp’s “Can Non-State Actors Mount an Armed Attack?”,over at LawFare

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