News roundup – 18 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.

What to do with horrific images from Iraq?

Iraq in turmoil: the rise of Syraq

Iraq requests US air strikes on ISIS. 

Extremists said to take control of Iraq’s largest oil refinery. 

Turkish fighter jets fly over rebel-held Mosul. 

Summary Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria. 

A glimpse of Syrian lives ravaged in Homs. 

ISIL car bomb kills rival rebels in Syria, monitoring group. 

War planes hit rebel Houthi positions in northern Yemen. 

New UN report on Ukraine details breakdown of law and order in the East and worrying trends in Crimea (for the full report see here)

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