News Roundup – 1 July 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.

Syria’s rebel infighting has left 7,000 dead since January (see here for Syria Observatory for Human Rights report).

Iraq forces launch push for insurgent held city. 

Pakistan begins ground offensive against armed groups in North Waziristan. 

Deadly bomb hits Maiduguri market in Nigeria. 

South Sudan ranks as the world’s most fragile State. 

UN Security Council sanctions Islamist ADF in Congo.

Clashes between Uganda army and CAR gunmen kill at least 17.

Illegal trade in wildlife and timber products funding criminals and armed groups (see here for UNEP and INTERPOL report).

Ukrainian forces relaunch offensive against rebels in East. 

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