News Roundup – 14 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.

Report by Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions (containing section on armed drones and autonomous weapons system)

Gaza; no one reminds us that today’s carnage on both sides is an obscene replay. arm

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli ‘knock on roof’ missile warning revealed in remarkable video. 

US sees risks in assisting a compromised Iraqi force.

Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an imposter. 

UN Security Council authorises cross border humanitarian assistance to Syria without government consent. 

Link up between Yemen and Syria Islamists ‘of extreme concern’. 

Military movements break Mali truce before talks. 

CAR’s military rebels reinstate leader and former President. 

Rebels open to all options for democratic change in South Sudan. 

Shadowy rebel wields iron fist in Ukraine fight. 

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