News Roundup – 4 July 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.

Three-part interview with Al-Hayat, former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, talks about the reasons behind the failure of his mission, saying that he faced criticism from both the regime and the opposition:

Part I: Geneva I comminiqué was superficial. 

Part II: Ending Syria crisis ‘in hands of international community’. 

Part III: I warned Sistani religious war in Iraq could last 30 years. 

HRW Report: ‘We are still here: women at the front lines of Syria’s conflict‘ (see here for report).

UK planned to train and equip 100,000 Syrian rebels. 

Obama’s blueprint for fighting terrorism collides with reality in Iraq. 

British jihadist warns of ‘black flag of Islam’ over Downing Street. 

Targeted assistance needed for DRC’s child soldiers. 

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm. 

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