News Roundup – 24 July 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

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.

Human Rights Watch: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians in Ukraine

ICRC calls on all sides in Ukraine to respect international humanitarian law (and explicitly refers to the situation as a non-international armed conflict)

Shells hit U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees in Gaza Strip

Israel Says That Hamas Uses Civilian Shields, Reviving Debate

UN sends aid to Syria without regime consent

Iraq’s Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamic State extremists

Iraqi security forces kill over 100 rebels

Isis militants blow up Jonah’s tomb

Isis denies ordering that all girls in Mosul undergo female genital mutilation

European Court Censures Poland Over C.I.A. Rendition Program. See here for the judgment in the Al-Nashiri case and here for the Husayn case, here for a commentary by Amnesty International, and here for a discussion by Ohlin on Opinio Juris.

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