News Roundup – 25 June 2014

About the author(s):

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.

Defence for Germain Katanga and ICC Prosecution discontinue respective appeals against judgment in Katanga case

Deadly blast hits market in Nigeria capital

Burundi Rebels Claim Attack on Army Soldiers in Congo Kills Nine

Amnesty International: Satellite images of indiscriminate bombing reveal potential war crime in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan

Several dead after military helicopter is shot down in Ukraine

Ukrainian cease-fire on verge of collapse after deadly rebel attacks

UN Report: Illegal trade in wildlife, timber products funding criminals, armed groups

U.N. Says Over 1,000 Killed in Iraq Insurgency

Maliki rejects rivals’ demands as battle rages at air base

Syrian aircraft bomb Sunni militant targets inside Iraq

Questions Rebels Use to Tell Sunni From Shiite

On EJILTalk: The Legality of Turkey’s Possible Self-Defence Action against ISIS

On Just Security: Is al-Qaeda in Iraq? and a post on the (IAC) concept of “associated force” in NIAC

Amnesty International: The science of torture

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