News Roundup – 28 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.

Israel/ Gaza conflict: Amnesty Q&A.

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes before ICC. 

Deadly blasts in Israel and Gaza threaten fragile truce. 

Rise of Islamic State tests Syrian army strategy. 

France to offer Iraqi Christians asylum. 

A Syrian rebel advance off the battlefield: A longer lasting battery for missiles. 

ICC warns of action against those who commit crimes in Libya. 

Boko Haram steps up Cameroon attacks. 

Evidence suggests Sudan armed South Sudan rebels. 

Pro-Russian rebel admits ‘we had BUK missile’. 

A Ukrainian rebel commander veers off script. 

Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in eastern Ukraine. 

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