News Roundup – 5-6 August 2014

About the author(s):

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.

Two interesting publications by Chatham House:

After Westgate: opportunities and challenges in the war against Al-Shabaab by Paul D. Williams

The UN and the African Union in Mali and beyond: a shotgun wedding? by Thomas G. Weiss and Martin Welz


Colombia Court Bars Rebels Guilty of War Crimes From Public Office

‘Islamist militants’ kill 10 in northern Cameroon

Amnesty International: Gruesome footage implicates Nigerian military in war crimes

UN outraged at ethnic murder of South Sudanese humanitarian workers

Israeli Pullback Won’t Quell Questions About “War Crimes”

Assessing the Gaza war outcome so far

Mission to search Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine ends over safety concerns

Human Rights Watch: Ukrainian Insurgents Disrupt Medical Services

Car bombs kill 51 in Baghdad Shiite neighborhoods

40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death

Iraq crisis: Mosul air strike ‘kills 60’

Killing of US general turns focus to Afghanistan’s insider attacks

Protesters in Sri Lanka Disrupt Meeting on Civil War Missing

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